Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
TC, I agree wholeheartedly.
I will say though, Phillips' highs and lows are pretty dramatic. His lows are pretty low, but his highs are very, very high.
As you mentioned, his numbers for the entire season that he's been plenty more good than bad. His OPS dictates he's only a moderate second basemen, but he has the ability to carry a team when he's hitting well and with his speed and energy, he brings so much to the team.
I am a frim believer in the more success you have the more experience you have to draw on when it gets tough. His numbers will continue to improve. I like the fact that you never see him not hustling. Ever.