Originally Posted by Spring~Fields
Brandon Phillips VS Right Handed Pitching
2008 - AVG OBP SLG OPS - .247 .293 .383 .676 AB - 397
2007 - AVG OBP SLG OPS - .262 .310 .428 .738 AB - 442
2006 - AVG OBP SLG OPS - .268 .315 .429 .744 AB - 399
Brandon Phillips VS Left Handed Pitching
2008 - AVG OBP SLG OPS - .296 .358 .586 .944 AB - 162
2007 - AVG OBP SLG OPS - .341 .378 .606 .984 AB - 208
2006 - AVG OBP SLG OPS - .299 .351 .423 .774 AB - 137
It's comical, isn't it? Phillips is going to get @2.5 times as many ABs against RHP, as LHP, at a fraction of the production, but let's indiscriminately pencil him in at cleanup against both. It takes a few moments of statistical consideration to craft an optimal lineup, yet apparently a man who gets paid 7 figures to finish in the cellar doesn't have that kind of time to spare. If ever there was a human embodiment of the phrase, "rather curse the darkness than have someone light a candle" it's Dusty Baker. I'm amazed that this man is allowed to manage at the MLB level.
"You struggle sometimes a little bit in your 3rd or 4th year."
Did I just read that? What an exacting insight, he's really analyzed this situation! "Hey Skipper, Brandon's struggling against RHP, and is having a tough time with his pitch selectivity!" "Don't worry about it, bra' it's probably just a case of the third or fourth year slump, he'll come out of it."