Originally Posted by TRF
Drew Stubbs was played at leadoff almost his entire career. want to convince me he's a leadoff hitter.
Just because the Reds said he was a 3B, doesn't make it so.
Stubbs washed out as a leadoff hitter (and got traded). Encaracion washed out as a 3B (and got traded).
If you want to argue that the Reds stuck with both long after it became obvious, I'll agree with you. However, my opinion is EdE had a better chance of keeping his head above water at 3B.
Because of Votto, EdE never was going to get a crack at 1B with the Reds. And obviously I'm viewing EdE in the OF as nothing more than a pipe dream.