Originally Posted by sweetsport06
I would say the impressiveness of Stubbs showing up on the charts is somewhat overvalued. The part moreso impressive is has yet to show up in the Homerun category. The way i see it one of the various reasons he struggled so much from the get-go was the fact he was drafted as a future '5' tool guy. The thing is his power was only consistent when he approached the plate as a power hitter, which in turn drastically affected his K rate, lower his walks as he swung at everything, and killed his average. Having been in the minors long enough i think he's either grown more careless as the the reds expectations of him and grown into his own player, or the reds in fact have lowered there expectations on him easing of some of his pressure to achieve that 30/30 player type status. Im sure i drastically overexlained a quite simple explanation but im really thinking of thim as that Corey Patterson type player. not even close. but regardless lets just hope he keeps it up.
Actually Stubbs hit a HR last night. As for Stubbs lowering his walk rate by swinging for the fences.... he has one of the better walk rates in the system, so I don't think thats it at all. Brandon Waring, sure.... Drew Stubbs, not at all. I don't think the Reds ever expected him to be a 30/30 type guy. 20/30 type guy, yeah probably but never 30/30. As for him showing up being overvalued by showing up on the list.... I find it hard to believe any great defensive centerfielder that is hitting .348/.425/.543 with 13 steals in 13 attempts is in any way overvalued.