Originally Posted by SteelSD
Shhh...Cueto is actually very tall and well built. If he weren't, he wouldn't be a Reds top prospect.
Laugh if you will, but it won't change the fact that we are simply different people and not ignorant as guys like to insinuate. Most people agreed Lincecum was someone they would have chose over Stubbs, even with the size issue.
Fact is some of us are not prepared to give up on Stubbs just yet, what does it hurt? You OTOH apparently have given up on him. So the question is why is that if someone stays positive on a prospect we are scoffed at and made light of? He has 584 PA's in his pro career and already he's a bust, unreal.
Let's see how much of a bust he really is:
Drew Stubbs Vs. Mystery Player (= MP)
A- (Billings) (21 years old, 242 PA's)
.252 BA, .368 OBP%, .400 Slg%
A (Dayton) (22 yrs old, 342 PA's)
.254 BA, .363 OBP%, .389 (Incomplete)
A- (21 yrs old, 199 PA's)
.272 BA, .384 OBP%, .456 Slg%
A (22 yrs old, 549 PA's)
.280 BA, .367 OBP%, .469 Slg%
A+ (23 yrs old, 540 PA's)
.304 BA, .374 OBP%, .514 Slg%
AA (24 yrs old, 420 PA's)
.297 BA, .386 OBP%, .647 Slg%
See the jump in BA and Slg% sometime after 750-800 PA's, that's not a bad place to look for a spike in production right now Stubbs is still at 584 and I might add he has already started to play better. All this with an injury to a lower extremity which if in his plant foot could make a guy not plant as hard thus throwing off his ability to hit for power. Anyone who has swung a bat and had a foot injury can tell you that if they are not putting all the weight they should on the back foot they are more likely to get on top of the ball as opposed to under it moreso than usual.
Here's the link to the foot injury.
Bottom line give the guy a little more time (with some health) before you jump all over some of us for being too optimistic about him. BTW the mystery player is your 2006 NL MVP.