Originally Posted by Aronchis
You aren't getting it. Stubbs's struggle I bet was completely expected from the FO, matter of fact, if it didn't happen, they would be outright shocked.
He wasn't drafted for his bat. Something you will have to come to grips with.
Strange thing to me is that Stubbs wasn't supposed to be a reach at the #8 spot. Every predraft analysis I read had him as a consensus first-rounder, and probably as a top-10 or top-15 talent. I can't believe that he would make it that high if he was perceived as lacking bat speed.
He wasn't drafted for his bat, agreed. But I have to believe they expected him to hit better than this!