Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
I think your hyperbole regarding contact rates is kind of crazy.
How often they strike out:
Last season in the minors in AAA:
Stubbs - 22.1%
Maxwell - 30.5%
Stubbs struck out 27% less than Maxwell did. Thats a pretty significant gap. Sure, I stretched it a little with the Ichiro comparison, but Maxwell struggled mightily to put the bat on the ball last year. Maxwell has seen his K rate get higher at each level he saw over 200 at bats at, while Stubbs has gone the opposite direction.