Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
While I would agree that Stubbs has been a disappointment this far in his career, I think it's unfair to call him a bust at this point. He's only 23 years old and has just 707 professional atbats. He still has time to put it together and live up to his billing. As someone else mentioned, I don't think you can really classify him a bust until he's about 26 or 27 and still struggling.
26 or 27? The guy is a top 10 pick. Got millions of dollars guaranteed. Waiting until he is 26 or 27 to assess him is ridiculous. 26-27 and you start to get compared to Denorfia, Brady Clark, etc.
Top 10 drafted college players should be in the pros within 2-3 years. If not, it would be fair to start the bust label. Even if Stubbs were to figure it out and start mattering when he is 27, that is still way too long. If he was a 10th rounder, then fine.
Top 10 picks have different timetables than everyone else.