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.
This. Brandon "it felt wrong not to swing" Phillips simply does not have the plate discipline.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations