Originally Posted by dougdirt
Couldn't you say the same thing about the starting shortstop?
Yes, but the starting shortstop has a .401 slugging percentage, very solid for a shortstop. Stubbs has a .334 slugging percentage.
Cozart has 33 doubles, 4 triples, and 15 homers this year, as a rookie.
Stubbs has 13 doubles, 2 triples, and 14 homers as a more "established" player in terms of major league service.
Cozart is a 2.9 WAR player, Stubbs 1.3.
True, Cozart's 5.2% walk percentage needs improvement. But Stubbs 30.4% strikeout percentage needs a miracle.