Drew Stubbs CF COL 1 week 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 1 week 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.

Drew Stubbs CF COL 1 month ago

Stubbs is getting the start in center field Friday, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.

The Rockies will go with a righty-heavy lineup with Clayton Kershaw on the mound, so Carlos Gonzalez will get the day off. Stubbs is typically a solid play against a lefty, but he is just 3-for-23 for his career against Kershaw, because Kershaw is not your typical lefty.

Drew Stubbs CF COL 1 month ago

Stubbs has just four at-bats this season, and has made contact in just one, grounding out in a pinch-hit appearance Monday.

Unfortunately for Stubbs, the Rockies are projected to face just one left-handed starter over the next two weeks, and that's Clayton Kershaw. It's unlikely that he'll have many chances to snap out of the slump that began in spring training, when he struck out 25 of 50 plate appearances.