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.
And here is the nice thing. As he continues to mature and improve, those lows should begin to be shorter and not quite so low. And when he moves back to SS, he will be even more valuable.