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    Drew Stubbs, 2009

    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?

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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    Does anyone else hear crickets?

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    The Reds are entering a world of pain if they're relying on Drew Stubbs for 2009.

    A world of pain, dude.
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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    The Reds should contact Pat Watkins to mentor Stubbs.

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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    The Reds should contact Pat Watkins to mentor Stubbs.
    or John Oliver ... at least during the day.
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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    or John Oliver ... at least during the day.
    Wayne must have attended the Dave Littlefield School of Offensive Drafting.

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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    The Reds should contact Pat Watkins to mentor Stubbs.
    Watkins had more power. Can you teach power?

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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Wayne must have attended the Dave Littlefield School of Offensive Drafting.
    I'm not doing cartwheels over his drafting of pitching either.

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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    I'm thinking after he's moved up to Louisville for its playoff games, you bring him up to bat ninth in a few September games, spotting him against specific pitchers. Then on to Arizona and/or winter leagues.

    if the OBP stays up, maybe you've got something. For a couple of years, maybe he's nothing more than Bret Butler on growth hormone. That'd work.

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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    Stubbs' game might bore pitchers into BBs.

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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    IMHO, until he shows the power he won't be able to sustain the OBP. If pitchers have nothing to fear they won't walk him ... and his minor league numbers show he has some serious holes in the zone.
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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    I think this thread has potential for 10+ pages.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    IMHO, until he shows the power he won't be able to sustain the OBP. If pitchers have nothing to fear they won't walk him ... and his minor league numbers show he has some serious holes in the zone.

    yep.

    so-- let's see if you're right.

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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    I think this thread has potential for 10+ pages.
    but maybe it'll finally kill off the endless minor league thread

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    Re: Drew Stubbs, 2009

    If Stubbs had been drafted in, say, the third or fourth round, this thread wouldn't exist.

    No one would raise an eyebrow about the guy if he had been drafted anywhere but first.


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