Originally Posted by cincyinco
Stubbs is def. a wildcard edabbs, but you know what? I was originally PO'd about the pick - I wanted Lincecum baaaaaad - but there are some things I like about Stubbs. His speed, his OBP, his defense.
If he could become Juan Pierre with on base skills, I would be one very happy camper.
Stubbs won't end up too much like Juan Pierre no matter what he does. He'll never be an extreme contact hitter, most likely. Downside is more like a Gary Pettis or Tom Goodwin, with a high upside of Carlos Beltran. You also hear names like Torii Hunter, Andy Van Slyke, Devon White, and Mike Cameron tossed around as good-case comparisons. The other direction that's possible is down Szymanski Boulevard with the strikeouts.
Now, I know that's a pretty freakishly wide range, but Stubbs' glove and speed are his only two unquestioned tools. The other three are more "under construction".
I don't think the guy's off to a terribly bad start, as power is the last tool to develop (and he is getting extra-base hits, witness the three doubles he had in one game earlier this week), but let's hope he's just not in the groove yet.