Originally Posted by RedEye
As Stubbs continues to hit HR, I hear the people (including myself) keep repeating "small sample size, small sample size, small sample size..." Actually, I'm starting to think that maybe the scouts were right all along: Stubbs' power is legit and it is showing up now that he's no longer shortening his swing. Maybe all of this statistical performance and projection stuff is crap? Just sayin' it--not really believin' it.
Its not crap, but at the same time I think there is something to be said for taking a balanced or blended approach when evaluating things. Stats matter, but so does projection and scouting.
Sometimes it seems it can get a little one sided in appeach to evalution around here, IMO. And I think that leads to threads getting closed, when sides are duking it out in spirited debate about their opinions.
And in the end that's what they are, opinions. So many absolutes get thrown around, but in the end, its just a guess.