Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Stubbs swings through plenty of fastballs. It's not just a matter of pitch recognition -- he may be guessing at times (pitch or location), and he doesn't have the contact skills to compensate when he guesses wrong. He may also have a hole down and in.
Yes, Stubbs swings through plenty of fastballs too. But, in his career, Stubbs has generally hit fastballs well. He generally hasn't hit offspeed stuff well. Stubbs has more going on than just his inability to read certain pitches, but that is the largest part of it.