Originally Posted by Superdude
You'd trade Homer for him? Young might be a decent target, but it's a little concerning that his first good season has a .360+ BABIP attached to it. Especially considering that the dimensions of Coors lends itself to a few extra hits dropping in.
I agree. Homer Bailey has a lot more trade value than what it would take to obtain Eric Young Jr. The Reds could probably get Dexter Fowler for Homer Bailey.
Young has a career slash line of .266/.339/.339 for an OPS of .679 playing half his games in Coors Field. He will be 28 next season and only has 601 career ABs total in four years. His career OPS away from Coors Field is .569, which is worse than Wilson Valdez's .594 career OPS. Young is a slap hitter who benefits immensely from the immense dimensions of Coors Field so we could expect a severe dropoff from his already meager production if he were to come to Cincinnati.
I think Eric Young is a less desirable option than Drew Stubbs, and I am not a believer in Drew Stubbs. Eric Young might be an option as a 5th outfielder but I certainly wouldn't give up Homer Bailey for him. I would offer the Rockies Wilson Valdez straight up for Eric Young, take it or leave it. They wouldn't take it of course, but I wouldn't offer them anything better.
He was an interesting option to consider, but I would be very disappointed if the Reds can't find a better option than Eric Young.