Is young, the
Devil Rays' 20-year-old outfield sensation ready for the Show? "I thought I
was ready when I was 18," says Delmon, the game's best five-tool
The No. 1 pick in
the 2003 draft, Young is a 6'3", 205-pound righty who hit .315 with 26
homers at Double A and Triple A combined last season. He has speed (32 steals)
and a strong arm (scouts rate it a 70 on a scale of 20 to 80).
younger brother of the Tigers' All-Star first baseman Dmitri Young, will begin
the season at Triple A Durham, but if he picks up where he left off in 2005,
the Devil Rays have indicated he could be their starting rightfielder by the
All-Star break. "Teams shouldn't treat players by their age," he says.
"Feed them to the dogs, and then if they're not ready, send them down. All
I'm asking for is a shot."