Drew Stubbs, Outfield, Texas Rangers
Date of Birth: 10/4/1984
Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas
College: University of Texas at Austin
Drew Stubbs, outfielder for the Texas Rangers, was a star player in college before being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2006. He played in the Reds' minor league system from 2006 through most of 2009, when he was called up to play in 42 games with the Reds.
In 2010, his first full season in the major leagues, Stubbs played in 150 games and he had career highs in home runs with 22, RBIs with 77, and batting average with .255. That season, he had 131 hits, 19 doubles, and 30 stolen bases. The following season, he had career highs in hits (147), doubles (22), and stolen bases (40).
After a weak 2012 season in which he batted just .213, the Reds traded Stubbs to the Cleveland Indians. In January, 2013, he signed a one-year, $2.825 million contract with the Indians. In 2013, he batted .233 with 100 hits, 21 doubles, and 17 stolen bases in 146 games.
In December, 2013, the Indians traded Stubbs to the Colorado Rockies. After playing primarily in right field in 2013, he returned to his usual position as a center fielder in 2014. He finished the 2014 season with 112 hits, 22 doubles, 15 home runs, 20 stolen bases, and a .289 batting average in 132 games.
Stubbs signed a one-year, $5.825 million contract with the Rockies on January 14, 2015. He was released by the team on August 23, 2015. The next day, he signed a minor league contract with the Rangers. He finished the season with 24 hits and a .195 batting average in 51 games with the Rockies and 27 games with the Rangers.
Stubbs signed a new minor league contract with the Rangers on February 27, 2016. He opted out of the contract and was released on March 29th. He signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves the next day. The Braves released him on May 3, 2016.
Stubbs signed for a second time with the Rangers on May 7, 2016. He was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles on August 31, 2016. He finished the season with a .225 batting average in 20 games with the Braves, 19 games with the Rangers, and 20 games with the Orioles.
Stubbs became a free agent on November 3, 2016. He signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins on February 8, 2017. He was released on March 26th.
The San Francisco Giants signed Stubbs to a minor league contract on April 6, 2017. He was designated for assignment by the Giants on May 6th. Ten days later, on May 16th, he returned to the Rangers on a minor league contract.
Career batting statistics for Stubbs through 2016 include:
- 901 games played
- 685 hits
- 106 doubles
- 92 home runs
- 161 stolen bases
- 283 RBIs
- 963 strikeouts to 275 walks
- .244 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Stubbs as a center fielder through 2016 include:
- 694 games played
- 1,506 putouts
- 20 errors
- .987 fielding percentage