Originally Posted by mth123
Stubbs 09: 7 HR in 123 ABS. A HR in 5.6% of the ABs.
Dickerson 08: 6 HR in 102 ABs. A HR in 5.9% of his ABs.
Dickerson, 6-3 and 230 pounds, will never be a power hitter IMO. Why should we assume Stubbs will?
I doubt Stubbs will be a power hitter. But he should show enough power that if he develops other parts of his game, he will be a solid major league hitter, just like Dickerson has so far shown that he is.
I'm still skeptical about Stubbs long term future as a hitter, just as I was skeptical of Dickerson's after his hot month last season. I just think that Stubbs has shown that he has the power and the ability to hit for power to develop into a good hitter. I could be wrong, but it seems like some on this board are arguing otherwise.