You want to know what I want to see from Drew Stubbs? contact. To be successful, he needs a decent amount of hits. In order for him to do that, he needs to drive the ball with authority. He had more doubles in April than May and June combined. He needs to be a 35+ doubles guy, cuz his speed will get him 10+ triples. The triples aren't the problem, getting the doubles is. He doesn't have the power to consistently get those doubles, and his HR power is lacking. He can't be a force with less than 50 EBH's. right now he's projecting for 42 EBH's this year, but he's trending down.
Suck it up cupcake.
Someone is struggling to hit for power in the FSL, contact the CIA because something is out of whack.
He's 23 and playing in High A ball. This is his 3rd season of professional ball, no?
Maybe Stubbs is like Khalil Greene when it comes to college and the aluminum bat? Just can't make the transition from metal to wood?
But yeah, in my book, Drew Stubbs' professional offensive performance to date says "struggling" to me.
If we were talking about a 20-year-old two years out of high school, it would be a different story. But we're not. We're talking about a guy two years out of college who projects as a backup MLB outfielder at best. Is he struggling? I would say so.
What am I basing my opinion on? This year? No. His overall minor league resume including last year in Dayton when he put up almost the exact same mediocre numbers that he is putting up this year. Is he struggling? I wish he wasn't. But he certainly is.
Do I wish he would also have a .300 atting average? Sure, why not. I still think he will improve as he moves up. Hopefully the Ks will drop. But he is valuable right now....
ďA healthy Reds team is a strong Reds team"
Roger Cedeno, a guy with better speed and hitting tools than Stubbs has. He came into the majors as a whippet-quick OF who could take a walk/get on base (.386 minor league OB, most of it compiled at ages younger than Stubbs) and at age 26 his BB totals went into steep decline.
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
At the rate Stubbs is going, he'll spend 2008 in High A, 2009 in AA, 2010 in AAA, and will take the Reds by storm in 2011.
The irony in that is that's the last year of Harang's contract.
For what its worth, I just put Stubbs' name in the milb.com player search and it comes up with his name but the slot for current team is blank.... usually this means they're moving people around. Any word on him going to the Lookouts??
I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball. -- Pete Rose
2009 Record while in attendance: Terrible
I doubt he's promoted. He's in an awful slump. 2-24 wit h2 BB's and 6 K's. June OPS now at .682
I don't think him facing better pitching in Chatt. is going to help.
Suck it up cupcake.