Originally Posted by flyer85
Howard is just a rare example of a early 20 prospect that overcomes some not impressive numbers put up in A ball. The landscape is littered with hundreds that don't for everyone that does.
I've never said Stubbs can't still turn out to be an impact player in the majors, just that the odds he is trying to overcome are long ones.
I still can't find any good major leaguer roughly equivalent to Stubbs. That's the scary part of the Howard comparison. The silver lining example people keep reaching for was literally two standard deviations better than Stubbs.