Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Long term, I think we'll see something like .260/.350/.450, 15-20 homers and 30-40 steals with a good amount of that slugging coming from doubles and triples and with a good number of infield singles to keep his average in a respectable place.
Obviously this is all upside sort of talk and I fully realize that it's possible pitchers exploit holes in his swing and he's never able to adjust. But I like what I'm seeing so far and would be happy to eat crow about my historical negativity towards him...
If Stubbs puts up a line similar to what you have mentioned, he becomes very similar to Torii Hunter. Which would be a very good thing if you ask me. Given that 1/2 of the game Stubbs will play will be at GABP I expect that his HR totals will be somewhere in the 20-30 range.
The main thing I would like to see Stubbs improve is his contact skills. His ability to foul a tough pitch off. His ability to put the bat on the ball on a pitchers pitch. Stubbs has the raw speed that if he puts the ball on the ground, especially to the left side, he has the ability to reach base. He already has a very good eye, and the ability to foul off more pitches would increase in BB's.
If Stubbs is able to sustain a line around .265/.350/.450 he may just become a perennial all star. It all depends on where his defensive reputation goes, where his yearly stolen base output is, and where his HR ability goes.