Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman
What do you see in Heisey's defensive game that is average or above average? I honestly just don't see it, and neither has any scouting report I have ever read.
I don't see anything in his game that suggests he's not average. His tools are decent all across the board but not exceptional in any one thing. That is basically an average outfielder.
Stubbs, though he might have better physical tools, has not manifested that talent into production. At this point, I don't see anything to suggest the lightbulb is going to go on for him.
Even if Stubbs is a slightly better defender, Heisey has been a better hitter. A .756 OPS for a CF is pretty good. That's Heisey's career number to this point.
Interestingly, Heisey's current career WAR (3.6) would be the same as Stubbs' (8.4) if extrapolated to the same number of plate appearances.