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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Now, Stubbs may not be able to continue what he is doing, but if he does, he could be very similar to DeJesus in KC. Just think how good the Reds would be if they had him right now.
    Yeah, if the Reds had a CF prospect who projected a whole lot better than Drew Stubbs, then they'd be better off. And that's pretty much the description of David DeJesus.

    Certainly, things look a lot better when we find someone a prospect isn't like and then wonder how excellent things would be if said prospect was actually like the better player.
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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelSD View Post
    Yeah, if the Reds had a CF prospect who projected a whole lot better than Drew Stubbs, then they'd be better off. And that's pretty much the description of David DeJesus.

    Certainly, things look a lot better when we find someone a prospect isn't like and then wonder how excellent things would be if said prospect was actually like the better player.
    I'm glad you said that because I don't see any resemblance to David DeJesus in Drew Stubbs.

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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    I'll take a .350 OBP w/ 45 Steals and A-level Centerfield Defense any day of the week for a starter.

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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    I think projecting a .360-370 OBP is probably a bit generous. I mean, he may reach that (and I hope he does), but I'm not sure how realistic that is.
    As Stubbs has increased his statline has basically remained the same. He basically put up the same numbers in Sarasota that he did in Dayton which bodes pretty well for him in the future.

    I have said this before but I think Stubbs will be a similar player to Dunn. Dunn's HR's will be Stubbs doubles but at the same time he will bring speed to both the base paths and in CF.

    I also find irony in Stubbs BA. Most people on this board continue to mention how BA is just a poor stat to use as analysis. However Stubbs continues to be railed because of his low BA. IMO OBP is the best statistical analysis for Stubbs. His value is being able to get on base and make things happen when he does.

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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    I'll take a .350 OBP w/ 45 Steals and A-level Centerfield Defense any day of the week for a starter.
    I'd be willing to pay quite a bit of money for it.

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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    I have said this before but I think Stubbs will be a similar player to Dunn.
    I really don't get this at all.

    As hitters, they have two things in common (inability to make consistent contact, solid ability to get on base in spite of that). Other than that, I can't think of two ballplayers who are more different than Dunn and Stubbs.

    Defense - Stubbs is an outstanding defender who makes great reads off the bat, has excellent range, tracks the ball well and takes good angles, and has a strong accurate arm. Dunn is pretty much terrible at all of those things.

    Baserunning - Stubbs runs like a deer and by all accounts is a very smart baserunner. Dunn runs like a John Deere and is prone to baserunning blunders.

    Hitting for power - Stubbs has the ability to drive the ball into gaps and use his speed to acquire extra bases. Dunn has the ability to hit the ball into the river and walk around the bases.

    Even their similarities aren't all that similar, as Dunn showed more ability to make contact and MUCH more ability to get on base as a minor leaguer than Stubbs has shown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Just keep doing what you were doing Drew and things will be fine.

    14.2% walk rate
    22.8% strikeout rate
    27% line drive rate

    Do those in AA, and your numbers will pile up.
    Agreed. Especially since you will be seeing more quality strikes. You put a good swing on a good pitch and you are going to have some succes.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Clark View Post
    put a good swing...
    there's the rub

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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    Dunn was OPSing over 1000 in AA and AAA...Stubbs is OPSing 750ish in A and A+...there is huge likelihood that Stubbs will struggle to maintain a 750 OPS in AAA let alone in the majors.

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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    Dunn and Stubbs are completely opposite types of players...it'd be like comparing apples and oranges.
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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by UK Reds Fan View Post
    Dunn was OPSing over 1000 in AA and AAA...Stubbs is OPSing 750ish in A and A+...there is huge likelihood that Stubbs will struggle to maintain a 750 OPS in AAA let alone in the majors.
    Stubbs OPS these past two seasons in A ball:

    2007: .785
    2008: .772

    So, it's more like .780ish. Not a huge difference, but there's no need to make him look worse than he really is.

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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    also find irony in Stubbs BA. Most people on this board continue to mention how BA is just a poor stat to use as analysis. However Stubbs continues to be railed because of his low BA.
    His problem is a low SLG%. If that remains true the BBs are going to dry up(which means the OBP will plummet) when he reaches the majors.
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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    As Stubbs has increased his statline has basically remained the same. He basically put up the same numbers in Sarasota that he did in Dayton which bodes pretty well for him in the future.
    Yes, generally speaking this is good news. But let's remember that Stubbs is old for his level or at minimum, not young. I like to think of the analogy of a big construction project that is on schedule for completion in 2 years. It's great that it's on schedule today, but any setbacks in that timeline could be quite expensive/damaging.

    I have said this before but I think Stubbs will be a similar player to Dunn. Dunn's HR's will be Stubbs doubles but at the same time he will bring speed to both the base paths and in CF.
    The #1 defining trait about Adam Dunn is his power. Stubbs does not have Dunn's power. Stubbs #1 defining trait is his defense in CF. Dunn does not have Stubbs defensive ability. Yes, the both walk a lot and strikeout a lot, but they are hardly similar.

    I also find irony in Stubbs BA. Most people on this board continue to mention how BA is just a poor stat to use as analysis. However Stubbs continues to be railed because of his low BA. IMO OBP is the best statistical analysis for Stubbs. His value is being able to get on base and make things happen when he does.
    When people are critical of Stubbs' low batting average, it's not part of an analysis of his level of production. From a production measurement angle, a low BA is not a problem when offset by high OBP and SLG.

    The problem of Stubbs' low batting average in the minors is that it is indicative of a skill deficiency that may torpedo his career. Batting average tends to decline as player's move up in to the upper minors. Stubbs is already walking as much as he can and has yet to display anything more than 10-15 HR power. If his batting average dips any further, there's not much he can do to offset it and remain a productive offensive player.

    Adam Dunn was a .304 career minor league hitter because even though he struck out a lot, when he did put the ball in play he often hit it to a place where it could not be fielded. His power and HOF level plate discipline served as a counter balance to a clear contact problem which became more evident as he reached the majors. Stubbs does not have that luxury.

    You know how in some video games, like old-school Mario, the screen would automatically scroll left-to-right and the character had to keep moving or he'd die? The progression of a minor leaguer is sort of like that. Stubbs is staying ahead of the moving screen of death, but he's hardly running ahead or scoring a ton of points along the way.

    I'm hopeful that he'll keep it up and perhaps even pick up the pace a bit. But I'm fearful that as he moves in to the upper minors, he's going to run in to an obstacle and the screen is going to catch up to him. Time will tell.
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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve4192 View Post
    Dunn showed more ability to make contact and MUCH more ability to get on base as a minor leaguer than Stubbs has shown.
    ... yet somehow Stubbs is magically going to hit when he reaches the majors.
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    Re: Stubbs to Chattanooga

    Quote Originally Posted by Oxilon View Post
    Dunn and Stubbs are completely opposite types of players...it'd be like comparing apples and oranges.
    More like comparing apples and tacos

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