Re: Brandon Phillips Batting 2nd
Reds don't have a natural second place hitter.
Phillips had a low OBP last season, a very low walk rate. He hits into a lot of DPs and I don't think it's just because he has hit behind Votto.
He'd be better off hitting sixth in this order. There, he can swing away, use his good power, be less concerned with setting the table.
Brandon's seasons are not all the same, some years he gets on base better than others. Hopefully he adjusts to hitting second, uses his right field swing, and takes more walks than usual.
But if he erases Choo 20 times on DPs, that's not good.
Last edited by Kc61; 02-18-2013 at 02:22 PM.