Originally Posted by TRF
What I said, and you can look it up, is if you have power but you don't use it, then you don't have power. I stand by that.
Right. And I get that argument. But you were concluding that because he wasn't using it in the minor leagues that therefore it didn't exist. The crux of the issue was that many players don't start developing their power until closer to 'prime' age and thereby it doesn't start showing until they're in the majors.
The old adage, "minor league doubles become major league homers," applies here. If you look at Stubbs' extra base hit percentage from the minors until now, it's virtually the same - but those doubles are going now for home runs.
Major League XBH% - 7.5%
Minor League XBH% - 7.6%
The difference is that he's now hitting homers at 3.5% in the majors versus 1.6% in the minors.