Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Phillips is very adept at hitting the ball to the right side. I like the matchup he gives the Reds with a runner on first -- and with Choo ahead of him, it will happen much more often than in the past.
Plus Choo is a legit base stealing threat, so that should get the #2 guy some fastballs and some additional "mistakes" to hit due to the pitchers divided attention with a SB threat on first.
I think BP will shine in the #2 hole if given the chance, and I also think he's the best guy on the current squad to fill that spot.