Beerleaguers are skeptical as to whether Delwyn Young and Robb Quinlan offer much of an upgrade over existing options.
Quinlan is cooked: "Quinlan is done being a useful MLB player. He stinks in the field and was simply overpowered at the plate last year. Really hasn't been a good offensive player for the past three years now. Strictly minor league depth at this point. Young is at least an interesting plate who can provide some value in a limited call. There is no way though I want to see him getting regular time though in RF. Young plays a bunch of positions, but badly too. He is a poor 2B/RF but he is a passable option in LF. Legit chance to win the last roster spot with a good performance in spring training." - MG
Young provides marginal value: "Delwyn Young is a rich man's Michael Martinez. Seriously, though, as MG noted on the last thread, Delwyn Young is a bad fielder. But being a bad fielder at 5 or 6 positions has value. He's also a case of a guy who would be more valuable if he had a big offensive split. But his splits are just about dead-even, .708 OPS vs. LHP and .710 vs. RHP." - clout
"Delwyn Young is an interesting player, a versatile guy with surprising pop who can play the corner OF positions and 2B or 3B in a pinch. However, he strikes out a lot and hasn't shown the ability to hit for a high enough average (considering he doesn't walk a lot) to make it as an everyday player. He's not the worst player in the world though to invite to camp. I think there could be some value there if he showed he could field the infield positions with enough capability. As a 5th OF, though, he just doesn't provide enough with the stick I would think to make the squad, unless they start Brown in AAA and don't bring anyone else in." - Jack
Notes: In light of today's announcements, Randy Miller of the Bucks County Courier-Times spoke with Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr., who said he's probably in a position now to go ahead with the people he has … "and let some people battle it out." Amaro suggested to Miller that John Mayberry, Ben Francisco, Ross Gload, Quinlan and Young are guys that will be in the mix. (via Twitter)