Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
Don't get me wrong--we all know Stubbs will strike out a lot no matter where he plays--but I think part of Stubbs' high strikeout rate is attributed to A.) the wild pitching in A-level baseball and B.) Stubbs being asked to tinker with his swing.
"Wild" pitchers wouldn't push Stubbs' K rate. They'd push his BB rate even higher- especially considering that Stubbs' plate discipline is already a strength. For pitcher wildness to be a signficant contributing factor to Stubb's K rate, we'd see an erosion of his BB rate because that would mean Stubbs would be swinging at more pitches out of the zone. But we don't see that.
Maybe it's just that Stubbs' high K rate is caused by Drew Stubbs?