Baseball Prospectus updates Drew Stubbs on Tuesday in their “Future Shock” column:
Drew Stubbs, OF, Reds (Triple-A Louisville)
Stubbs was batting .176 just two weeks ago, but he’s 21-for-48 since, including a 7-for-11, four-double weekend that upped his season stats to an impressive .329/.409/.451. That said, he’s a little confusing as prospects go. He’s not the Drew Stubbs that was a first-round pick in 2006, he’s not an exciting power/speed package anymore (a huge contact problem has been corrected with a much shorter swing), but the power aspect of the equation is gone for Stubbs, who has yet to go deep in 23 games this year. Regardless, he’s hitting, he’s drawing walks, and he’s still one of, if not the best defensive center fielder in the minors. He’s not less valuable, he’s just different.