Stubbs started the year as the consensus top college hitter.Ã‚Â He dropped.Ã‚Â His defense is unquestioned, and is supposedly big league ready right now.Ã‚Â He’s a fast, “5-tool guy,” with questionsÃ‚Â about his hitting.Ã‚Â Strikeout prone.
2006 line:Ã‚Â .342Ã‚Â .439Ã‚Â .580Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Good, but not dominant.
Ã‚Â Kevin Goldstein of Prospectus had this to say a few weeks ago:
“a dynamic athlete and a fantastic outfielder, but heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s yet to convince some evaluators that he can make consistent contact at the major league level, as heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s recorded 167 whiffs in 629 college at-bats. However, with plus or better tools across the board, he may have a ceiling higher than any player in the draft.”
Goldstein quoted one scout as saying StubbsÃ‚Â is “one of the best 10 center fielders in baseball right now, at any level.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Another scout reportedly told Baseball America, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Stubbs canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hit. He never could hit, and he never will hit.Ã¢â‚¬Â