I’ve never been in that situation before, where I have a Hall of Fame-type player behind me
And why shouldn’t a guy hitting .266/.305/.357 with four homers in 305 at-bats get to hit ahead of a Hall of Famer? Of course, Young has never suffered from any sort of self esteem problems.
But we can pretty much guarantee this: the only way Young is going to see better pitches if by laying off the lousy ones. It doesn’t matter whether he has Miguel Cabrera or Miguel Batista hitting behind him when he barely walks once a week anyway.
Source: Matthew Pouliot @ Hardball Talk