Drew Stubbs came into 2009 after a solid year between three levels. He spent most of the season in the Louisville Bats leadoff spot, but in August Willy Taveras went down with an injury the Reds called Stubbs up and he stayed for the remainder of the season.
Stubbs got off to slow start in April with a .256 average before rebounding in May with a .311 average. June was another slow month for Stubbs as his average dipped down to a .235. In July Stubbs made another rebound as he hit .290. August was slow while in the minors for Stubbs, and was not much better in 12 games in the majors. However September was a much better month for him as he hit .277/.344/.445. Lets look at how his season looked after each game.
Stubbs power dropped down big time after the few month and a half of the season before getting a boost at the end of the year once he reached Cincinnati. Here is how it looks with his peripheral stats.
Stubbs saw his strikeout rate go up toward the end of the year once he reached the majors, but seemed to be steady once finding his average rate. The walk rate did go down for most of the season, despite that though it did stay above average all season.
Here is his spray chart for both AAA and the Majors.