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    Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    I'm not overly familiar with his playing, but it seems like the reports about him don't value him super highly (especially considering where he went in the draft).

    RedsZone farm experts, what do you think?

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    He has a very high ceiling, but his chances are poor. To me he's a "boom or bust" prospect. If everything clicks he could be a special player, but considering his skills are very unrefined for his age, the odds are that he will be a bust.

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    I would give him at least 2 to 3 more years to work out his problems. To label any of our farm system players a bust after just 1 year of rookie ball is unfair. What if Bruce bats .220 next year do we label him a bust. Minor league players need time this isnt pro football.

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    I doubt it. Supposedly, he plays premium defense in CF already, major league quality (I have no idea if this is true). Even if he struggles with the bat for a couple years, he'll still be seen as a player with a high ceiling, meaning he'll have value in a trade package. He'd have to get really bad at the plate with an accompanying erosion in his play defensively and on the basepaths before he "busts" completely.
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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    LIncoln Curtis
    John Oliver
    Chad Mottola
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    get the arithmetic progression here

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Pat Watkins is an ideal comp for Stubbs...

    or perhaps St. Louis phenom Stubby Clapp.

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Can you say, David Espinoza

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    No team can have too many prospects who are unable to hit the ball out of the infield.

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    I say make him part of a big trade before we find out.
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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Pat Watkins is an ideal comp for Stubbs...

    or perhaps St. Louis phenom Stubby Clapp.
    He lives in my hometown...Helped my son this year in baseball. Seems to be a good guy but not good enough of a baseball player.
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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    He has a LONG way to go with his bat. His numbers scream out BJ Szymanski JR, and that is not a good thing.

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    He has a LONG way to go with his bat. His numbers scream out BJ Szymanski JR, and that is not a good thing.
    Was BJ a college All-American? Just asking

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Was BJ a college All-American?

    No. He was a latecomer as a prospect. He didn't really hit the radar till his junior year at Princeton, when he hit a long home run off Justin Verlander. He had nowhere near the scrutiny Stubbs did, who has been highly regarded since high school.
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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by icehole3 View Post
    Was BJ a college All-American? Just asking
    He was widely considered the best "athlete" in the draft because of his size, speed, defense and arm, similar to Stubbs. The question on both is exactly the same, will he hit? In the case of BJ it looks like he won't be able to do it and with all the question marks Stubbs sure didn't get off to a good start.
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