Re: Brandon Phillips back batting first
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Phillips isn't a lead off hitter. Phillips isn't a clean up hitter. Phillips is a 6th or 7th hitter.
He shouldn't bat leadoff because his OBP isn't that good.
He shouldn't bat clean up because, well, lets be honest, he isn't that good of a hitter.
He's nearly ideal for the No. 2-hole. Good contact rate, good speed. Gets on base a sufficient amount.
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