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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Michael Young, leadoff hitter... 

An mlb.com piece on the top leadoff hitters in the game gives some love to Michael Young, who several players on opposing teams nominate as the best leadoff hitter in baseball right now.

Young's hot start withstanding, he's still going to have to show that he can hit .330 for a full season, or learn to take a few more walks, before he'll truly be an elite leadoff hitter. A top leadoff hitter is going to have an OBP of at least .370, and Young's career spread between his average and OBP is just 42 points, which makes him highly dependent on his batting average to give him value at the top of the lineup.

Nevertheless, it is nice to see some of the young Ranger players getting raves from the other teams....

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