Brandon Phillips--Sometimes Walks Don't Matter?
Not a great line. On the surface you look at that and say wow, that guy is an "outs machine" and he really needs to work on draw walks. Part of your statement is correct.
Then consider the fact he is slugging just south of .500, has 19 homers, 54 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases. Did I mention he is barely 26, is a 2nd baseman, and was acquired (by Krivsky) for a PTBNL?
Phillips is on pace for:
(208 runs created)
Not bad eh? Every once in awhile you can find that rare player who can hit sub .300 and get away with not walking a ton. Brandon Phillips may be that player. He plays a position that isn't a great offensive position, he posses all the tools, and he still hasn't reached his peak.