Originally Posted by dfs
I think one of the lessons we can learn from watching Drew Stubbs is that prospects should be kept on the farm for as long as possible. Once they are up and "established" it becomes very tough to send them to AAA on a full time basis and it is very difficult to work on your game at the major league level.
Long way of saying, no matter how high I am on him, I don't count on Billy Hamilton.
I still think they will limp through with Drew Stubbs out there. Of course the problem with platooning Stubbs is you've now turned him into a 1/3 time player. You might as well look for a full time solution.
I completely disagree. I think what works or doesn't work for one player may not be the case for the next. I think the skills of a guy like Billy Hamilton translate quicker than that of a guy like Drew Stubbs. I don't think the problem with Stubbs is that he was brought up too quickly, I just think its that he's not a very good offensive player. If a player is good enough they will make it and have a good career. If they aren't they will make it and fall off. Example Mike Trout, he's what 21? Now he's only been around 1 year and who knows what he'll do in the future, but it appears he's the real deal.