Originally Posted by traderumor
His numbers are trending forward, esp. since his benching. I'd say he may have turned the corner, so I'm not sure its fair to say that "his overall numbers are better than his season."
well you could discount what happened prior to the benching. I'd rather see the big picture though. And the big picture is the same as it always has been: can Drew Stubbs adjust?
My biggest complaint was not with Stubbs but with how he was handled 2009 was the first time since 2007 that he played at one level for the bulk of the season. As doug pointed out so often, Stubbs was a raw talent, so why the rush in 2008? it wasn't like he dominated any levels warranting the promotion. Pitchers adjusted to Stubbs quickly in 08 and 09 and again in 2010. The question was, could he make adjustments to his game. Right now it seems he has, but I'd like his 50/50 season to become at least 60/40 next year. 4 months with an average to above average OPS. Then shoot for 5. The streakiness hurts his overall offensive game, but his last three months show that may be coming to an end too.