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Josh Johnson and Michael Young

NBC/Rotoworld reports that the almost NL ERA Champion Josh Johnson experienced more forearm discomfort while throwing on flat ground.  This can only be considered negative following his September shutdown and a winter's worth of rest.  If healthy, I can see JJ being amongst the slew of starting pitchers that fall off draft boards beginning in the 8th-10th round.  

Right now, the injury causes him to drop to the back end of the run i.e 14th round.  At that point, he could prove to be a bargain, but he'd also lessen the bust if he struggles all season with forearm difficutlies.

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Yesterday, the same member of the MSFM reported Michael Young will be hitting third for the Texas Rangers.  With the addition of .350+ OBP hitters Kenny Lofton (Am I the only one who consistently spells that with a "-ten"?) and Frank Catalonotto hitting in front of him, Young is as solid a lock to repeat last season's 100 RBI campaign as any player could be who has only done it once.  (NOTE:  He drove in 99 and 91 in the previous two seasons.)

What is as attractive are the career-high 52 doubles he hit last year.  If some of those turn (back?) into HRs, Young will produce a line very similar to what Miguel Tejada has done recently (25/100/.300+)  This is in addition to the reigns being slackened on the running game now that Buck Showalter has left.  A 20/110/.300+/10 with 100+ runs is not an unreasonably optimistic expectation for Michael Young in 2007.