Originally Posted by Highlifeman21
This is the best point to refute the idea that Stubbs has power.
Big deal, he's hit 7 HRs, but he's hit next to no doubles.
Of his 31 hits, only 10 are extra base hits. As you see the counting stats increase, you'll see Stubbs hit more singles and less HR, but hopefully more 2B.
Hopefully, the key part of that last sentence. If Stubbs doesn't start to somehow drive the ball in gaps, then we'll see a CF that will hit singles and the occasional HR.
Color me very unimpressed.
As TRF said, we need bats to make up for Janish. Drew Stubbs doesn't swing that bat we need.
Yet, he has displayed the ability to hit doubles in the minors (nearly 6% 2B rate). So if you're going to bust on him for doing something that he didn't yet display in the minors, give him credit for what he did do, even if he's not doing a ton of it now.
You know what they say though... minor league doubles become major league homers. I do believe this is true. Perhaps not in this short order. And perhaps there is still plenty of noise from the limited sample. But what's transpiring right now is really not surprising. This is what has been predicted for a few years by scouts and those that have watched Stubbs closely.