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    Stubbs named MVP of FSL All-Star game

    West is best in FSL All-Star Game
    Reds' Stubbs slugs two-run homer, wins MVP honors
    By Lisa Winston / MLB.com

    VIERA, Fla. - You've no doubt heard umpteen times that the Advanced Class A Florida State League is a pitchers' league. Well, the league's hitters were clearly hell-bent on making a mockery of that theory.

    The teams combined for 12 runs on 23 hits Saturday, with the visiting West All Stars emerging victorious, 9-3, at the 47th annual Florida State League All-Star Game at Space Coast Stadium, home of the Brevard County Manatees.

    Sarasota Reds outfielder Drew Stubbs earned Star of Stars MVP honors, going 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the second inning.

    "Both lineups had a lot of great hitters," said Stubbs, Cincinnati's top pick in the 2006 Draft out of Texas. "Some days the pitching is going to get the hitting and others it's vice-versa. It's one of those deals that can go either way, and tonight the bats just came alive."

    The stage was set for offensive fireworks as leadoff hitter Brian Dinkelman of the Fort Myers Miracle (Twins) beat out an infield single off East starter Ryan Morse of the Vero Beach Devil Rays. Gus Milner of the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies) joined him on the bases by drawing a walk and, after moving to third base on a deep fly ball by Sarasota slugger Juan Francisco, Dinkelman scored the game's first run on a passed ball. Milner crossed the plate moments later when Blue Jays prospect J.P. Arencibia dunked an RBI single into right field.

    The East responded quickly as Darren Ford of the Manatees led things off with a single and came around to score on a sacrifice fly to right by Palm Beach Cardinals cleanup hitter Tony Cruz.

    With one out in the second against St. Lucie Mets right-hander Dylan Gee, Tampa Yankees outfielder James Cooper looped a soft liner to center for a single to set the stage for Stubbs' blast.

    Known more for his speed than his power, Stubbs came into the game hitting .258 with three homers and 24 RBIs. But he hit a no-doubt-about-it shot off of Gee, whom he had faced recently when the Mets and Reds squared off. Stubbs didn't attribute his success Saturday night to that previous meeting, however.

    "It was just one of many guys we faced during the year," he said. "It's not like I had a scouting report on him. I just saw good pitches and made good contact."

    While most of the pitchers took their lumps to some degree, Clearwater's Edgar Garcia was not among them as he set down the East in order in the second and struck out Home Run Derby hero J.T. Hall for good measure. That unusual dominance earned him the game's Most Outstanding Pitcher award.

    The score remained 4-1 until the fourth, when the East mounted its last big threat. The hosts scored a pair of runs as Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins) first baseman Logan Morrison singled up the middle leading off and Cruz followed with a double to left. Hometown hero Taylor Green brought Morrison home with a groundout and Vero Beach's Cesar Suarez followed with a sacrifice fly to get the East within 4-3.

    The West responded immediately in the fifth and never looked back. In one of the night's more unusual scoring scenarios, Cooper was hit by a pitch for the second time, this time iwith the bases loaded to make it 5-3.

    In the sixth, Fort Myers' Danny Valencia put the game away and upped the lead to 7-3 when he laced a two-run triple to right field. For Valencia, who was 2-for-5, it was some redemption for a pair of earlier errors at third base.

    The West added another run when Lakeland's Ryan Streiby singled home Valencia, then capped the scoring in the ninth on a leadoff homer by Lakeland's Cale Iorg.

    The win went to West starter Rick Porcello of the Flying Tigers, who allowed one run on two hits in his lone inning. The 2007 first-round pick is in his debut pro season.

    East starter Ryan Morse of the Devil Rays took the loss.

    The West collected 13 hits, with Valencia, Dinkelman and Arencibia each picking up a pair. Every member of the starting lineup had at least one hit.

    The East totaled 10 hits, with Morrison, Cruz and Daytona Cubs outfielder Jim Adduci registering two apiece.

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    Re: Stubbs named MVP of FSL All-Star game

    Congrats Drew! Good luck in AA! (which should be soon.

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    Hopefully it is either before Sarasota starts the second half or after the AA all-star game...

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    He's hitting .258 at Sarasota and has not impressed since being drafted. I know he has speed and plays his position well but those aren't enough to get a promotion to AA. I would want that average at around .280 or .200 before I would move him.
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    And he's hitting .194 in his last 19 games, .206 in June and had a .196 average in May. No way does he deserve promotion.
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    Re: Stubbs named MVP of FSL All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    And he's hitting .194 in his last 19 games, .206 in June and had a .196 average in May. No way does he deserve promotion.
    His BABIP over the last two months (May and June) have been well below where they should be based on his ball in play types. I think he should be moved up, but not just because of him. The guys in AA also deserve a move. Heisey should also go to AA.

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    Congats to Stubby on winning the MVP!!!

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    West All-Stars
      Player        AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	AVG
    Dinkelman 2B	6	2	2	0	0	0	0	0	1	.333
    Milner RF	4	2	1	0	0	0	0	1	0	.250
    Valencia 3B	5	1	2	0	1	0	2	0	1	.400
    Francisco DH	3	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	.333
    Kunkel a- PH	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	2	.000
    Arencibia C	3	1	2	0	0	0	1	0	0	.667
    Ramos C	1	0	0	0	0	0	0	1	0	0      .000
    Dopirak 1B	3	0	1	0	0	0	0	0	1	.333
    Strieby b- PH	2	0	1	0	0	0	1	0	0	.500
    Iorg SS	5	1	1	0	0	1	1	0	1	 0      .200
    Cooper LF	1	1	1	0	0	0	1	0	0	1.000
    Heisey LF	2	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    Stubbs CF	4	1	1	0	0	1	2	1	2	.250
    Porcello P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    Garcia P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    Manship P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    O'Brien P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    Slama P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0      .000
    Harker P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    Geronimo P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    German P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    Falkenbach P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
    Delaney P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000

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    Re: Stubbs named MVP of FSL All-Star game

    They should move him up based on his OBP. If he can maintain that OBP and play defense as advertised, he'll stick.
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    Re: Stubbs named MVP of FSL All-Star game

    I would promote Stubbs to Chattanooga. It's time to see what they have in Stubbs. We need to get him to AA and find out what type of hitter Drew Stubbs can be.
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    Re: Stubbs named MVP of FSL All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    His BABIP over the last two months (May and June) have been well below where they should be based on his ball in play types. I think he should be moved up, but not just because of him. The guys in AA also deserve a move. Heisey should also go to AA.
    Let him go to AA already, maybe he can handle it. And congrats on winning this award.

    But I hope he hits at AA. His hitting so far has been less than expected and it's been attributed mostly to injury, failure to choke up, monthly fluctuation, BABIP, the Florida State League, or other reasons.

    Stubbs is an important prospect for the Reds since he is apparently defensively gifted, has good athleticism, and plays a key position. But the question is whether he can be expected to hit .280 with an .800 OPS at the major league level? (I'm not asking for .290 or .850, just .280 and .800.)

    Or are we talking about a bottom of the order hitter in there primarily for defense?

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    Stubbs should absolutely go to AA. He's in a pitcher's friendly league.

    It's time to see what he's made of. AA is going to make or break him.

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    Re: Stubbs named MVP of FSL All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    Stubbs should absolutely go to AA. He's in a pitcher's friendly league.

    It's time to see what he's made of. AA is going to make or break him.
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    Re: Stubbs named MVP of FSL All-Star game

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    And he's hitting .194 in his last 19 games, .206 in June and had a .196 average in May. No way does he deserve promotion.
    At this point, I just give him the BJ Szymanski treatment -- push him through the organization and hope he figures something out along the way.

    He's getting too old to still have a "prospect" label attached.
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    Re: Stubbs named MVP of FSL All-Star game

    Hit a homer in an all-star game you're guaranteed to get the MVP...it's kinda weird how that all works out.

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    Re: Stubbs named MVP of FSL All-Star game

    Francisco at A sarasota? An intruiging prospect for many on this board?

    .776 OPS and on the Midwest All-star team.

    Stubbs at A sarasota? A horriffic bust for many on this board?

    .773 OPS and on the Midwest All-star team.

    I just don't understand the wild disconnect in some people's expectations and from what a nice reality it is in the here and now. He is OPSing .380, stealing a ton of bags, and has shown decent pop for a league where pop goes to die (in general). He has, by all accounts, been as good as he was supposed to be with the glove.

    Stubbs is NOT a bust, is NOT busting, and has earned his way to AA. I hope the move comes next week.


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