Originally Posted by TRF
I'm trying to imagine Stubbs hitting .268.
He did it in his trial last year.
His "last 28 day" split at Baseball reference reads 264/333/483.
I know you can't cherry pick like that and all the games count. His numbers last year come during a September league and over the last 28 days the reds have had some healthy doses of pirate and astro's....but still it's pretty plain that he CAN do it.
His line against righties is what's holding him back. He hits righties worse than Brandon Phillips does and there is a lot of right handed pitching in the league.
He's miscast as a leadoff hitter, but that's not Stubb's fault any more than it is Phillips fault that he's not a cleanup hitter.
A healthy Chris Dickerson that would take away some of those at bats against tough righties would make Stubbs line look better.
I don't see Eric Davis, but he doesn't have to be Eric Davis in order to be a useful player and that's what he is.