Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
I am hoping now that the season is over and we have some data on the kid that we can discuss him in a civil and respectful manner.
Hope springs eternal!
The final line is...
.762 is his closing OPS in 180 ABs. You have to consider, these are rookie ABs too. The question most people want to know though is the power legit. And can he increase OBP some? Because .323 is a little on the low side, especially if he doesn't hit for a lot of power. The defense, I think most people would agree, is as advertised.
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
42 180 27 48 5 1 8 17 79 15 49 10 4 .323 .439 .267
Is Stubbs' job good enough for him to be annointed the starting CF next year for the Reds? And I don't mean over WT, because clearly most people think he's an upgrade over WT. Projecting forward, are his skills good enough where you say, "CF is not an area we should be looking to upgrade."
Based on what I've seen, he has to have the upper hand. His defense is top-notch and he may be the fastest player I've seen in a long time. Devon White, indeed. Can he maintain that .760-ish OPS? That's the biggest question. I think his level of performance may influence Walt to investigate other areas of need in the offseason.