Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
According to every defensive metric I've seen, Heisey is around league average or better. Stubbs is about the same.
The drop from Stubbs defensively = the drop from Heisey defensively
I don't know if I believe the metrics around Stubbs' defense, but if I'm playing along, I could see how Heisey's aggressiveness and willingness to lay out for a ball could bridge the gap considering Drew's timidness around the wall and on balls falling in front of him.
It might not be a necessary thing for a good defender, but off the top of my head, I can't recall even one time Drew has dived for a ball.