Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hottest of the Hot Corner: Ranking MLB's Top 16 Third Basemen—No. 6

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners
Part 11 of 16

No. 6 Michael Young, Texas Rangers

Michael Young begrudgingly made the switch to third base for the 2009 season to make room for top prospect Elvis Andrus. After initially wanting out of Texas, Young went on to have a fine season before being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Young's apprehension is understandable considering that he was coming off five consecutive all-star game selections and a Gold Glove at shortstop. Apparently he shook it off enough to hit .322 with 22 HR's before going on the DL for the final five weeks of the season.

Once again, he was rewarded by being selected to the AL All-Star team at his new position. At the age of 33, the move could keep Young an All-Star for years to come.

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