Re: Reds purchase the contract of Phipps
What path? A path where a guy's production can be sustained solely through an otherworldly BABIP despite mediocre peripherals? Or one where a massive BABIP is a leading indicator of a guy ready to take a sustainable leap built on improved fundamentals. What do you see happening with his walk rate, strikeout rate, etc. next year?
Late bloomer. Didn't start playing baseball till he was 17-18. As cinreds21 points out, he had some learning to do. He's always been said to have a high ceiling.
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