Originally Posted by Steve4192
In fairness to the Reds, at least Stubbs has become a useful major leaguer. Only seven players out of the 44 first round and sandwich picks have a higher career WAR than Stubbs, and only four of them (Linecum, Scherzer, Kennedy, Chamberlain) were available when the Reds picked. Of those 44 guys, 14 never even made it to the majors and another 13 have WARs that are negative. Drew Stubbs might not have been the optimal pick, but he was a good pick.
Certainly. At the time though, I just didn't like the idea of a college guy who had serious questions about his ability to actually hit. I still don't like the idea of drafting a guy with that profile that early in the draft. It worked out some, but let's also realize that high schoolers from that draft are still just 24 years old, so career WAR doesn't really do us much yet for a lot of them. Stubbs was a successful pick though. Can't argue that.