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How was Delmon Young ever considered one of the best prospects in baseball?

For starters he is a brutal fielder, he has a good arm but unfortunately you need to get the ball first to show off arm strength.  He's semi-bobbled every other ball this year, not counting when he completely missed it.  So as far as fielding I can't see how anyone rated him high on those skills.

As far as hitting - he can make some occasional contact with the ball but his approach is not MLB material.  He has had quite a few games where he has gone something like 1-4 facing a total 5 or 6 pitches for the game.  His swing is somewhat feeble, loaded on his front side too early and swinging all wrists.  Hence the zero home runs. 

So my question is, what did all the so-called experts see in this guy?

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