Found November 18, 2012 on
Did Stubbs take a step down this year?
Many Reds players experienced tremendous individual success during the 2012 season, but Drew Stubbs wasn't one of them. The 28-year old actually experienced a regression. The Reds hoped this would be the season when the speedy Stubbs finally put it all together, unfortunately it was not. Stubbs struggled mightily at the dish all year long, and it has forced the team to look elsewhere for a solution at the leadoff spot this offseason. In spite of his offensive woes, the Texas native did manage to play his usual stellar defense in center, and that definitely counts for something.
Here's a look back at Stubbs' 2012 campaign:
+ Recorded the lowest single season average (.213), on-base percentage (.333), and slugging percentage (.333) of his career
+ Cut down on his strikeout total from a league-leading 205 in 2011 to 166 in 2012
+ Stole 30 bases for the third season in a row
+ Posted a WAR of 0.3 (dWAR:0.5,oWAR:-0.2)
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by John Viril—
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