A handful of people in baseball would like to forget the 2012 season; Bobby Valentine and the entire Red Sox organization, Alex Rodriguez and Drew Stubbs. While Stubbs enjoyed another 30-steal season, he posted career-worsts across the board. How bad was it, you ask? His .610 OPS ranked 142nd out of 143 qualified batters (Jemile Weeks took last with a .609 mark). That suckitude is all thanks to Stubbs’ propensity to strike out and the fact that he traded in some line drives for more ground balls (51.4 GB%).
Stubbs struck out over 30% of the time for the second straight season, which contributed to him losing his leadoff spot, which contributed to him scoring fewer than 90 runs for the first time in 3 years. Now, he’s slated to bat 8th for Cleveland so I can’t imagine he’s going to be much of a contributor in runs or RBI until he improves his ability to get on base.
At a Glance
Neutral: R, HR, BB
Weaknesses: RBI, K, BA, OBP, SLG, OPS