we've got endless threads in the minor league forum about the Reds no. 1 pick from the 2006 draft (let's just say that the guy is a lightning rod much like Dunn), and it's about time to drag them over here, because the Reds have a huge need for a righthanded hitting CFer who gets on base and covers a lot of ground.
Drew Stubbs turns 24 years old in October, which is an age at which a hitter often shows his biggest improvement. It's always good to be in the majors when you hit 24.
he's often compared to Mike Cameron-- for his defense,speed and ability to get on base, but also for his low batting average/high strikeouts. He's a big guy but hasn't shown Cameron's pop yet.
here's probably the key for his immediate future: he's gotten on base 37 percent of the time in his minor league career. That would play well up here.
he's only gotten 90 plate appearances above the A level, but... there's a major league need.
I figure that Cincy doesn't see him until a year from September but... did I say that there's a major league need?