Kevin Youkilis has been in the big leagues since 2004. In his career, he has hit .288 with 130 home runs, 938 hits, a 127 OPS+ and a .389 on-base percentage. He has been an All-Star three times, he has won a Gold Glove and twice he has received MVP votes, finishing third and sixth in the balloting. He also won the Hank Aaron Award in 2008.
In the postseason, Youkilis has been solid overall, hitting .306 with six home runs and 17 RBI in 29 games. In the 2007 ALCS, he hit .500 with three home runs, seven RBI and 10 runs scored in 28 at-bats and in the 2008 ALCS, he hit .333 with two home runs and six RBI. He has one World Series ring to his name.
Youk led the league in sacrifice flies in 2006 and first baseman fielding percentage in 2007 and is second all-time in the latter category, behind Casey Kotchman. He is also 99th all-time in OPS and, among active players, he is 13th in OBP, 22nd in OPS and 22nd in OWP.
Statistically, the Greek God of Walks is similar to Trot Nixon, Bob Nieman, Marty Cordova, Richard Hidalgo, Andre Ethier, Leon Durham, George Selkirk, Ryan Zimmerman, Nick Markakis and Don Hurst. The Fan EloRater places him at #374, ahead of Jake Daubert, Ed Konetchy and Jay Bell, but behind Eddie Stanky, George Gore and Joey Votto.
Career projections, using Bill James' Favorite Toy:
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