Re: Prospect Profile: Drew Stubbs
Let's remember this is a former three-year college player who is currently playing in low-A ball. I could live with his numbers if he was at AA or maybe even high-A like a player his age and experience (not to mention draft position) should be.
Sorry, nothing against the young man personally, but we're here to talk baseball and be real about it. This was a horrible pick IMO. I thought it was bad at the time (with Lincecum sitting right there) but i was wrong. It wasn't bad, it was horrible. At this point, I am hoping he can develop into a solid No. 4 OF for us in a couple years, someone who gets some spot starts against lefties. And that is really a stretch IMO. And it's very low expectations for a top 10 overall pick of the draft. Yes, we needed a right-handed hitting OF and we still do. Hamilton and Bruce are 2/3 of the OF of the future and they need a righty to go with them. But you don't draft based on need in MLB and that's what I think the Reds did with Stubbs. In no way was he the best player available, or even close. And yes, it's easy to say that almost 14 months removed from the draft, but I never did like that pick.
All that said, go out and prove me wrong Drew. Of course I will be rooting for him like he's my son as soon as he puts that Reds uniform on. And I'm sure he'll get his shot as a former first-rounder. But if he's ever a full-time starter, I will be shocked.