Re: Phipps -- say what?
Had to bump this because this guy's breakout will not quit.
Now at .361/.398/.629/1.027 in AAA.
He's still got some raw in him, but the seemless transition to AAA, plus a few scattered comments over the years about his ceiling, makes me wonder whether Phipps could be a better player long-term than Stubbs. At this point, I'd think he'd be giving the organization pause in its thinking about giving Stubbs a long-term deal.
The little video I can find of him shows a nice RH line-drive hack that generates good backspin. I'd be interested in any first-hand impressions from folks who have seen him play.
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