Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
I like the fact Stubbs is considered a top notch defensive CF with great speed. College hitters have projected well, so I think he'd make a relatively safe pick.
I've heard the opposite on Stubbs, actually... his speed and defense are unquestioned, but people are wondering if he'll hit. He's anything but safe. His overall production is good but not earth-shaking for the aluminum-bat world, and he whiffs a lot. A high strikeout rate is not necessarily a bad thing if it comes attached to a proven power hitter (and let's leave Adam Dunn and the like out of this thread) but it's a concern for an alleged Top-10 prospect to have trouble making contact against college pitching swinging a metal bat.
I'm paraphrasing, but one of the BP guys quoted a scout saying Stubbs was the type of player you hoped was gone when your pick came around. You didn't necessarily want to pick him, but you might look really stupid passing on him.