Delmon Young #27 - DH/OF


  • Age: 29
  • DOB: 1985/09/14
  • POB: Montgomery, AL
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 240lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 8
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay in 2003 (1st round).
  • Current Status: On roster
Year to date7922725661117281048100.291.329.441.770
On Pace882532874121831115310-.291.329.441.770

Scouting Report

AssetsIs a good hitter with great bat speed and power to all fields. Produces runs and can get red-hot with the bat. Pitchers fear his unpredictability at the dish.
FlawsStruggles on defense in the outfield, so he is a liability with the glove. Also lacks consistency. Doesn't walk nearly enough and strikes out a bit too much.
Career potentialInconsistent run-producer.

Honours and Awards

2012AL - American League Championship - Most Valuable Player
2006Double-A - Player of the Year (Baseball America)
2005Minor League Baseball - Player of the Year (Baseball America)
2005Southern League (AA) - Most Valuable Player
2005Southern League (AA) - All-Star Team
2005Double-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
2004South Atlantic League (A) - Most Outstanding Major League Prospect
2004South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/03/30Contract purchased from Norfolk (AAA).
2014/01/13Signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a minor league contract.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/09/01Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).
2013/08/22Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a minor league contract.
2013/08/14Released by the Philadelphia Phillies.
2013/08/09Designated for assignment by the Philadelphia Phillies.
2013/04/30Missed 26 games (right ankle injury).
2013/03/27Right ankle injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2013).
2013/01/22Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/05/04Activated from the restricted list by the Detroit Tigers.
2012/04/30Suspended by the MLB for 7 games.
2012/04/28Placed on the restricted list by the Detroit Tigers.
2012/04/27Legal issues, day-to-day.
2012/01/17Re-signed by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.
2011/10/12Missed 1 game (left oblique muscle strain).
2011/10/11Left oblique muscle strain, day-to-day.
2011/10/10Missed the last playoff game (strained left oblique).
2011/10/08Strained left oblique, day-to-day.
2011/08/15Acquired from the Minnesota Twins.
2011/07/10Missed 14 games (right ankle injury).
2011/06/25Right ankle injury, 15-day DL.
2011/05/13Missed 14 games (ribcage injury).
2011/04/27Ribcage injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 19th, 2011).
2011/04/20Flu, day-to-day.
2011/02/16Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2010/01/19Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2009/05/24Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2009/05/23Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2009/05/21Missed 8 games (personal reasons).
2009/05/15Bereavement list, day-to-day.
2009/02/12Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2007/11/28Acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays.
2006/08/28Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2006/03/16Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2005/03/16Optioned to Montgomery (AA).
2004/03/11Optioned to Charleston SC (A).
2003/09/09Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a five-year contract.


2014/01/13Signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a minor league contract.
2013/08/22Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a minor league contract.
2013/01/22Signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies.
2011/08/15Detroit Tigers traded Cole Nelson and a player to be named later to the Minnesota Twins for Delmon Young.
2007/11/28Tampa Bay Rays traded Delmon Young, Brendan Harris and Jason Pridie to the Minnesota Twins for Matt Garza, Jason Bartlett and Eduardo Morlan.
2003/06/03Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round (1st overall) in 2003.

Career Stats

2013Tampa BayAL2362816303769000.258.329.452.781
2013Total Phi/TBMLB103334308716011382078005.260.307.407.714
2013Lehigh ValleyAAA41725100104000.294.294.353.647
2011Total Min/DetAL1244735412721112642385107.268.302.393.695
2007Tampa BayAL162645651863801393261271037.288.316.408.724
2006Tampa BayAL30126164091310124221.317.336.476.812
2004Charleston SCA1315139516426525115531202165.320.386.536.922
2003Adolfo Camarillo HSHS2261----728-----.541---


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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