Morosi: Trade waiting to happen between Mariners, Rockies
DEC 2, 11:52p ET | Jon Paul Morosi
Rotowire: Apr 17 / 2:35p ET
News: Stubbs is getting the start in center field Friday, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.
Impact: 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.
Rotowire: Apr 13 / 11:18p ET
News: Stubbs has just four at-bats this season, and has made contact in just one, grounding out in a pinch-hit appearance Monday.
Impact: 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 in 25 of 50 plate appearances.
Rotowire: Mar 24 / 6:46p ET
News: Stubbs is batting .242 with two home runs and a team-high 17 strikeouts in 33 Cactus League at-bats.
Impact: The high strikeout totals will forever be a part of Stubbs' game, but he brings enough overall value with his ability to draw walks, supply pop, and steal bases. In addition, Stubbs is perhaps the Rockies' best defender in the outfield, which should at least allow him to receive plenty of run as a late-inning defensive replacement. More likely, he'll carve out an even more significant role as a potential platoon mate for either Corey Dickerson or Charlie Blackmon, neither of whom has been as successful against left-handed pitching as Stubbs has over his career.