Re: Drew Stubbs....
2 things on the Stubbs/Ellsbury comparison
1) Stubbs is a year older and it does make a difference
2) Stubbs has a MUCH HIGHER K rate than Ellsbury(Stubbs 1K per ~3.5ABs , Ellsbury 1K per ~8.5ABS). That is the big difference between the two and the K rate shows it. Stubbs has holes than can be exploited and the closer he gets to the majors the better pitchers will be able to exploit it.
Ellsbury doesn't have the hole and was simply refining his skill as hitter. Stubbs has to find a way to close his hole while refining his skill as a hitter.
Can Stubbs do it? Sure but he is in no way on the same path as Ellsbury.
BTW, Ellsbury was the 23rd overall pick in the 2005 draft. The stuff I read about Stubbs said in most years his skill set would have lent to his being a late first round draft pick.
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