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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbgrayson View Post
    My final word on Stubbs for now: He will do well and turn out to be a good draft pick.
    For the Reds sake, I hope I'm wrong and your right.

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    From what I understand Stubbs has aluminum-power.
    So did Balboni.

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    For the Reds sake, I hope I'm wrong and your right.
    Ditto!

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    9 months later, it's not looking so great thus far.

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    9 months later, it's not looking so great thus far.
    There are some good along with the bad. The Bad is 90 Strike outs and only a slugging % of around .350. come on if your going to strike out that much at least take some good hacks. The .250 batting avg, again if your not going to hit for power at least be a guy who bunts, gets the little flares over the infield and makes the pitcher work, you know be scrappy
    The Good 48 walks and a OBP of .350 plus. 19 SBs. I know everyone wanted to see that 5 tool player but if he continues to improve his walk to strike out ratio gets that avg up to .275 he might make a good lead off hitter. We already have Bruce and Votto coming up to be the middle of the order guys along with Hamilton we also need some table sitters too.

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    It's interesting that people keep coming up with high schoolers as comps for Stubbs.

    I've looked around for a quality major leaguer who's a comp for Stubbs - drafted after three years in college with a .730ish OPS at relatively low levels through his first year of pro ball - and I can't find one. Stubbs is off to an extremely inauspicious start.

    Maybe Stubbs will bust out and do something unique, but, in general, guys who are playing the way Stubbs is playing don't go on to become productive major leaguers.
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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Maybe Stubbs will bust out and do something unique, but, in general, guys who are playing the way Stubbs is playing don't go on to become productive major leaguers.
    He's Reggie Tayloresque

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    It's interesting that people keep coming up with high schoolers as comps for Stubbs.

    I've looked around for a quality major leaguer who's a comp for Stubbs - drafted after three years in college with a .730ish OPS at relatively low levels through his first year of pro ball - and I can't find one. Stubbs is off to an extremely inauspicious start.

    Maybe Stubbs will bust out and do something unique, but, in general, guys who are playing the way Stubbs is playing don't go on to become productive major leaguers.
    So is it time to deal him for another prospect (if possible), hoping that another team still believes in him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    So is it time to deal him for another prospect (if possible), hoping that another team still believes in him?
    I'd prefer to use him in a prospects for major leaguer deal. It's not that I don't think Stubbs has any chance of making it, it's just that he's off to a poor enough start that I'd let another organization figure out the answer to the question.

    Mind you, Stubbs' value is probably exceedingly low right now, so the argument for keeping him might be that you can't sell him high enough. Anyway, if there was a major league player the Reds could get in trade and the other team insisted on an OF prospect and was willing to settle on Stubbs after being told a hundred times that Jay Bruce is untouchable, I'd move Stubbs without batting an eye.
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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Stubbs was drafted eight overall and expected to be a five-tool guy. Given that, the expectations are that he needs to show that potential, and anything less makes him a bust.His minor league career has gotten off to a bad start, but he is still capable of becoming a major league player. He simply needs to become the best player Drew Stubbs can be, not the best player he is expected to be. He has a lot of work to do on his game, but he is still capable of being a good player

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    I'm so glad we have Bubba Crosby 2 instead of Tim Lincecum, who is already starting in the bigs today.

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    I take it you're a Bubba Crosby fan?

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    Move him.

    The only way he makes it is if he completely changes his approach to Brett Butler type of a hitter. Guys who are that big -probably can't do it. To all the folks who said he was a bad pick --you folks were right on. Trade him now while someone thinks he may be worth something.

    He never had an explosive swing where he put it together --his swing looked disjointed when he was drafted --and a fiar amount of folks on this site said so....maybe you can re-train the body when a player is 17 ( ireally doubt it)....but these guys have been hitting for 15-20 years. That muscle memory doesn't go away. By the time the guy is 20 -21 years old --he is what he is. Every stupid organization in baseball believes they can re-teach the player to have explosive dynamics. That ain't possible. It doesn't happen at 21.

    Also, there's some really good sabermetric stuff beling done to convert college stats. Did the Reds even consider loking at that?

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    Re: Will Drew Stubbs be a bust?

    How does he comp with Jacoby Ellsbury in terms of skills, etc?


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