Originally Posted by dougdirt
Awful early to be giving up on Drew Stubbs don't you think?
I figured someone would say that. But please don't think my opinion is just based on this year which includes less than 200 ABs at Dayton. I thought it was a bad pick last year when they made it and his performance in the minor leagues since then (including in rookie ball last year) has just backed it up. Stubbs strikes out too much and we should have taken the best pitcher available there.
I am not giving up on Stubbs, just pointing out it was a bad pick for that early in the draft. Especially with our pitching needs. Why take an OF there when you just took an OF the previous year with your first round pick and you need pitching as much or more than anything. I just don't get why Krivsky fell in love with Drew Stubbs. He is one of these "5 tool" players who isn't great at anything. He is supposed to be a power hitter, but he has 6 HRs this year and didn't hit many last year either. He doesn't hit for average. He is good but not great defensively. He's fast, but not a guy who is going to steal 30 bags in the majors. He has a strong arm, but nothing too special.