March 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm
Great work, as always, David. You do a great job of getting at the crux of Stubbs’ strikeout issues, which are not due to a long swing or even expansion of the zone as much to missing pitches in the zone, including fast balls. Whether that’s pitch recognition or a swing issue, here’s hoping CLE gets the best out of him, as his untapped talent remains significant.
March 18, 2013 at 9:31 pm
David’s articles never get a lot of comments, and I think that’s because they’re so predictable. Predicatably great, that is. You rock David. Please keep ‘em coming.
March 19, 2013 at 10:47 am
Very cool. Drew stubbs seems like a really good guy. And im thinking a better player then choo next year. Plus bauer, plus albers/shaw. We won that trade. Stubbs can hit more hr and steal more bases then choo, and at a fraction of the cost of choo. Go tribe 2013 i predict 20 hr 40 sb = stubbs
March 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm
He won’t ever get on base enough to steal 40 bases. That’s the problem, his on base % is frankly awful. Not like I’m saying anything new here. As a Reds fan, I always hoped Stubbs could come around and improve his eye, and if he ever does he could be a great player. But that’s a hell of an ‘if’, there’s plenty of track stars who aren’t making millions in MLB.
Jonathan Sher says:
March 20, 2013 at 1:58 am
Homerism will only get you so far. Stubbs has been a below average hitter, producing run at 88% of the average, while Choo has been at 130%. They have not been remotely close as hitters, though Stubbs brings more value in the field. The risk worth Choo going forward is health, and The Indians received other pieces in the trade, so perhaps it will work out in the end. But I’m skeptical Stubbs will improve much at the plate when he struggles so much to get a bat on thrown strikes.
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