Re: Phipps -- say what?
I know Phipps is spending additional time with Ryan Jackson, the Mudcats batting coach. He is a better hitter than what he was the beginning of the year. He's over his head right now and you know he will come back to earth. If he could stay in the .280-.310 range he would be what this team needs. I think he is really working to make up for the first part of the season and is a really big surprise now.
I would rate him average in the field and probably a tad below average base runner. He is not gifted with speed.