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.
The final line is...
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
.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.
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."
Is the power legit? IMO, no.
Can he increase his OBP? Man I hope so.
Is Stubbs good enough to be the leader in the clubhouse to be the starting CF next year? IMO, no. Chris Dickerson is better and more deserving of that gig, seeing as we'll face more RHP, and Dickerson's a LHB.
Projecting forward, are his skills good enough where you say, "CF is not an area we should be looking to upgrade?" IMO, neither Dickerson nor Stubbs are guys that we can just essentially set it and forget it in the lineup. Surrounded by better talent, sure, then Dickerson and Stubbs are ok shorter term solutions that would have the luxury of getting a longer term look. Only if either one of them consistently get their OBP closer to and or over .400, then they'll give us no reason for concern. Unfortunately these two are the best we've currently got, so we'll have to just go with them for now. Obviously if we're able to upgrade and it makes sense when considering all areas of the them, then you have to do it.