Phillies just signed Delmon Young
1 year and $750 K
Young has 1.4 WAR the last 3 seasons. About 1/2 a win per season.
He has .8 WAR in his career. About 0 WAR per season.
He's a career .317/.425 hitter
He's hitting .311/.435 over the last 3 seasons, exactly league average.
The average LF hit .326/.431 last year
The average RF hit .327/.434 last year
Young is below those marks and adds nothing on the bases (-6 runs since 2010) or defensively (-17 runs since 2010).
He CAN hit lefties.
.347/.500 the last 3 seasons which is 27% better than the league average.
If you squint, he could be useful platooning with Domonic Brown (though Brown probably deserves to play every day).
*Delmon Young's stats from FanGraphs
*League stats from Baseball-Reference