In four seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Drew Stubbs went from being a highly touted prospect to trade fodder following two straight seasons of severe disappointment.
Stubbs' struggles with the Reds were chronicled by his declining ability to get on base and an egregious amount of strikeouts.
This past offseason, the Indians acquired Stubbs from the Reds in the same three-team deal that landed them Trevor Bauer.
Upon acquiring Stubbs, the Indians promptly inserted him into the depth chart as one of their three starters.
Thus far, in 2013, he has displayed the same struggles he faced while playing for the Reds.
Through his first seven games with the Tribe, he is slashing .200/.222/.257 with two doubles, two RBI and a stolen base.
What's most troubling about Stubbs is his strikeout rate. In 36 plate appearances, he has struck out 14 times, which translates into a massive 38.9 percent strikeout rate.
Over the last few years, his strikeout rate has led to an ever-increasing inability to get on base, and that has carried over into 2013.
If Stubbs' struggles continue through the regular season, he could find himself with yet another team in 2014.
Stat Line: 9 GP, 35 AB, 7 H, 1 BB, 14 K, .200/.222/.257, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 1 stolen base