Minor League guru John Sickels on the Reds number one draft pick:
Stubbs is sort of the Greg Reynolds of hitters: he has all the tools needed to succeed, and overall he’s done very well in college, but there is still a tinge of doubt about how he will translate that to the pros. Stubbs has an excellent glove, speed, power. He draws walks, too. But he also strikes out once per game. This could be a great pick, but it could also blow up in the Reds’ face.
I still wish the Reds had taken a pitcher, but I can’t really quarrel with this pick.
“This could be a great pick, but it could also blow up in the RedsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ face.”
Isn’t this true of every draft pick?
The guy OPS’ over 1.000 in 2006 and is an ace defensively (so I hear), but everyone wants to talk about his K rate. Sounds like so much Adam Dunn talk to me.