Originally posted on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 1/16/13
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 Strengths: SB Neutral: R, HR, BB Weaknesses: RBI, K,  BA, OBP, SLG, OPS Player Comparison Best-case scenario: B.J. Upton (ATL) Likely scenario: Shane Victorino (BOS), Desmond Jennings (TB), Cameron Maybin (SD) Worst-case scenario: Repeat of 2012 Drew Stubbs 2013 Fantasy Projection Let me paint a picture for you about how far Stubbs’ stock has fallen since last offseason. Last year, Stubbs was our 55th ranked player in our countdown. His best-case scenario was listed as Andrew McCutchen and B.J. Upton was considered a similar player. He was the leadoff batter for the Reds, hitting before players like Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, and Jay Bruce, and now he’s listed as the 8th hitter protected in the lineup by the mighty Chris McGuiness. Stubbs has a lot of revamping to do before he is a consistent, quality fantasy player. Until then he’s just a nice source of steals with a little bit of pop.
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