Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Apparently, I skipped over this earlier, but I question the validity of any metric that says Drew Stubbs is a mediocre or "average" fielder. I've seen bad centerfield defense, I've seen average centerfield defense and Drew Stubbs is nowhere near what I'd consider bad or average.
Agreed. UZR says Drew Stubbs is basically a league average defender. I can't agree with that. I watch a lot of baseball, and from what I've seen, the only center fielder who has the range to match Stubbs is Franklin Gutierrez. I've watched Stubbs turn numerous tough plays into routine plays. Take yesterday for example. Aramis Ramirez hit a ball toward left-center that looked like double off the bat - Drew Stubbs caught it without leaving his feet. He and Jay Bruce are a lot of fun to watch in the outfield.