Originally Posted by princeton
actually, I'm quite happy that Stubbs came in and took some walks and hasn't struck out at an alarming pace. I remember when Dane Sardinha showed up and didn't draw a walk in his first 80 appearances. He immediately became easy to project, and he hasn't gone against that projection by hitting.
Billings is in a league of fastballs and bad curveballs. Stubbs should rake. Even Mike Frank raked in Billings. If Stubbs does rake, then there's a chance for him. But if he doesn't, then given his age, there's probably not much chance for him to make a major league impact-- more likely he'd project to a late-inning defender. A lot of games are still left, and I'm pulling for him.
just curious...what type of end-of-season numbers would Stubbs have to put up to ease your concerns????