Originally Posted by dougdirt
In such a small sample size you need to rely on things that scouts say.
Stubbs has great power potential.
Stubbs has great speed.
Stubbs has very good plate discipline.
Stubbs plays great defense.
Stubbs does not make a lot of contact.
For right now, he has 1 weakness and 4 very strong points. He plays one of the most important defensive positions on the field, he doesnt need to hit .290/.380/.500 to be valuable. Last season 28 players had 400 at bats as a centerfielder. 18 of them had an OPS lower than .800. 10 of them had an OPS lower than .750. You dont have to hit very well to play centerfield in the major leagues as long as you play good defense. Drew Stubbs could hit .250 in the majors and be a very valuable player to the Reds.
This is very true. The fear is that he doesn't hit .250.