Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
Maybe I'm wrong and maybe I'm just flat out crazy, but I really have an odd feeling that Stubbs puts together a monster season this year. K's way down, BB's way up, BA way up, HR's career high, etc. It just seems to me in the past that he's performed at his best when he's got competition pushing him. Moving Hamilton to CF is going to do just that IMO.
I don't think you are crazy.
I don't like the odds of him posting career highs across the board, but I would not be at all surprised to see him return to his pre-2012 career norms. Something in the range of a 320+ OBP and 400+ SLG. That would elevate him from offensive sinkhole to something approaching league average for his position.
That said, I wouldn't want to bank on him bouncing back. I'd rather the Reds find someone to share the load with him just in case he sucks again.