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Key Stats: Stubbs was one of only 2 Outfielders in 2010 to give us at least 20 HR's and 30 steals. If you add in 90 runs scored as part of the criteria, then only Stubbs and Han Ram qualify in all of baseball. Despite striking out 168 times, Stubbs was productive enough to give us really high hopes going into the 2011 season. He was tops on my Man-Crush list going into drafts for 2011...then 2011 actually happened.
Skeptics Say: Stubbs struck out 205 times leading the majors. His low average of .255 dropped lower still to .243. His RBI's fell from 77 to 44. His HR's dropped from 22 to 15. He left the comfort zone of the 6th spot in the lineup to being the leadoff man. At least that explains the fall in RBI production. Personally, I'm also not afraid of the drop in HR's. 15 from a leadoff man is acceptable to me. His steals did go up, from 30 to 40, and despite his struggles, Dusty Baker views his speed and glove as too valuable to take out of the everyday li...
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