A lot of people have questioned this pick big time. On the day of the top 10 prospects showing Stubbs as #5, I ask:
What is his success level in MLB to make this a good pick?
A. Torii Hunter-like success (great glove and some bat)?
B. Just being an avg major league CF'er with sub-OK numbers .270/.325/.450
C. Just give me some gold gloves.
D. 35 HR's and gold gloves.
E. Better than those pitchers we passed on.
I didn't want to make this a poll bc of the numerous options. Just use the letters to reference. So what do you guys think?
A and B look similar, but B is less glove than Hunter. For this pick for me, I think we need to get close to Torii Hunter out of him. He has been compared (or ceilinged) to Hunter and Mike Cameron. What if his offensive numbers are worse than that? Can he survive in the Majors with just a good glove in CF? Looking closely at Hunter's numbers, they are surprisingly poor despite having 23 or more HR's five seasons. Hunter had a season of 26 HR, 102 RBI and numbers of 250/312/451.
I would like more on base than that obviously. I think Stubbs has that in his game. I would like numbers, and almost expect numbers, closer to .275/.350/.460 to make this a really good pick. I just think there was a lot of talent we passed on to make him our 1st round pick, so we need a good CF'er and a decent bat with it to make it worth it. Selfish? Maybe. Too high of expectations? Maybe.