Drew Stubbs CF COL 2 days ago

Stubbs was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Stubbs will likely serve a an additional outfielder while Corey Dickerson remains on the shelf, as Rafael Ynoa was sent down in a corresponding move. He's not in the lineup Thursday, but will be available off the bench.

Drew Stubbs CF COL 2 weeks ago

Stubbs is batting .241/.364/.333 over 132 plate appearances at Triple-A Albuquerque since his demotion in May.

The Rockies could be in need of an extra outfielder with Corey Dickerson (foot) recently landing back on the DL and Carlos Gonzalez slowed by a hand injury, but Stubbs isn't really making much of a case for a promotion. His 96 wRC+ at Triple-A shows that he's providing close to average production after adjusting for his park and league level. That would be acceptable if Stubbs were a young prospect seeing Triple-A pitching for the first time, but he's a 30-year-old veteran with 788 career MLB games under his belt.

Drew Stubbs CF COL 1 month ago

Stubbs was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

Stubbs posted an extremely poor start to the 2015 season, batting .118 through 24 games despite sticking in the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field. He'll head to the minors in an attempt to collect himself, while the Rockies recalled Brandon Barnes to take his place on the 25-man roster.

Drew Stubbs CF COL 2 months ago

With the Rockies mulling the idea of placing Corey Dickerson (foot) on the disabled list, Stubbs could be in line for regular at-bats, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

Stubbs has already started the last five games in center field, but hasn't been able to break out of his season-long funk just yet. During that stretch of starts, he's gone just 2-for-14 at the dish with seven strikeouts, keeping his average at .109 and his on-base percentage at .180 for the year. Stubbs' low-contact tendencies have made his average vulnerable throughout his career, but his ability to steal bases and hit for pop on the few occasions he's not whiffing makes him a useful target for fantasy owners looking to build up their counting totals. With the Rockies set to begin an eight-game homestand Monday and Dickerson uncertain to be available, Stubbs could finally bust out. For all his shortcomings, Stubbs took full advantage last season of the favorable hitting confines of Coors Field, where he batted an astounding .356 to go along with 12 homers and 33 RBI over 225 plate appearances.

Drew Stubbs CF COL 2 months ago

Stubbs will start in center field and bat seventh Saturday against the Dodgers.

Stubbs was not in the lineup Friday but will man center field Saturday. He'll have the daunting task of facing Clayton Kershaw if the game is not postponed due to weather. Stubbs is 3-for-26 with 12 strikeouts in his career against Kershaw.

Drew Stubbs CF COL 2 months ago

Stubbs went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk while appearing in both games of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.

Both of Stubbs' hits this season have gone for home runs, but it's come with a woeful .071 batting average and .161 on-base percentage. While additional plate appearances could be on the horizon for Stubbs if Corey Dickerson's setback with plantar fasciitis opens up an outfield spot, he may need to dramatically curb his strikeouts (17 in 28 at-bats) to deliver consistent fantasy utility in deep leagues.

Drew Stubbs CF COL 2 months ago

Stubbs collected his first hit of the season Friday against the Padres, swatting a solo homer in the 14-3 loss.

Stubbs had gone hitless in his first 21 at-bats of the season, striking out on 13 of those occasions. While it's good to seem him finally break the skid, he'll face a steep climb to raise his batting average. Contact issues have plagued Stubbs throughout his career, and with the Rockies unable to justify giving him starts even against lefties at this time, the outfielder will face the tough task of finding a rhythm with inconsistent at-bats off the bench.

Drew Stubbs CF COL 2 months ago

Stubbs will get the start in center field and hit eighth Friday against the Padres.

It's not an ideal scenario as the Rockies are in San Diego and Stubbs will be up against a righty, Ian Kennedy, on Friday. However, when Stubbs gets home starts against lefties he is an ideal option in daily leagues.

Drew Stubbs CF COL 2 months ago

Stubbs will get the start in center field Thursday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

Carlos Gonzalez, who is slumping to start the season, will get the day off, allowing Stubbs to get in the lineup. However, it's not exactly a favorable matchup for Stubbs, as he'll face righty Tyson Ross and Stubbs is typically best deployed against lefties.

Drew Stubbs CF COL 2 months ago

Stubbs entered Monday's game as a replacement for Corey Dickerson (foot) and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in a losing effort.

Depending on the extent of Dickerson's injury, Stubbs may be in line for an increased role, He's scuffled in limited chances to begin the 2015 campaign, however, opening with an 0-for-12 mark at the plate including seven strikeouts.