Re: Stubbs vs. Votto
I think its possible that Votto and Stubbs have similar WAR at the end of 2010. I don't believe for a second that Votto is a 320/410/570 hitter. He is a good hitter, but his peripherals suggest he is more of a .285/.365/.500 type of hitter (give or take a little in the OBP/SLG). Stubbs is, at least in my opinion, a guy who is a .260/.345/.425 hitter. So obviously Votto comes out ahead on the offensive side of things BIG TIME. But defensively Stubbs is arguably one of the 5 best center fielders in baseball and Votto plays first base. Much like the offense the two supply, its just not comparable. The big difference of course is that everyone feels comfy that Votto can be an .850 OPS bat with lots of room on the higher end for that. Some question whether Stubbs can be a .700 OPS bat right now.