Re: Baseball America's New Top 25 Prospect List includes Bailey, Bruce
Originally Posted by Doc. Scott
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.
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.
I'll take me an Andy Van Slyke any day of the week.
"And the fact that watching him pitch is like having someone poop on your soul." FCB on Gary Majewski