Re: Drew Stubbs....
And a timetable not being met (specifically if we are talkling about one set forth by anyone that isn't the franchise) doesn't make one a bust, nor does it really change his status as a prospect. When he was drafted we all knew he had warts and man, did I hate the pick at the time. My exact words were 'anyone but Stubbs and I am happy'. Well, I was in the boat with about 99% of you guys on that one. However that doesn't mean I won't look at the progress he has made and say its not good enough. Drew has gotten better at each level he has played. He was a very raw toolsy guy. Now he is getting better as he moves up each level. His walk rate is up and his line drive rate has doubled from just last season while keeping his contact rate the exact same. His 'stat' line doesn't look like the improvement is there, but when you look further into it, Drew has certainly improved his overall game.