Originally Posted by RedsBaron
I like Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce, but if you think you have to start a thread about how one of the Reds best hitters needs to improve his plate discipline and contact ability, why start one about Bruce and not Phillips?
Bruce leads the Reds in slugging percentage at .509 while Phillips is at .405.
Bruce has an OBP of .327 to Phillips' .316.
Bruce has an OPS of .836 to Phillips' .721.
Bruce is 2nd in the NL in doubles with 30; Phillips has 18.
Bruce is fifth in the NL in HRs with 21; Phillips has 12.
Bruce is second in the NL in total bases with 208; Phillips has 154.
Bruce leads Phillips in runs, 61-52, and in hits, 113-100.
Bruce has a WAR score of 3.1; Phillips is 1.6.
Phillips does lead Bruce in RBI, 81-71.
I like them both.
*O-Swing%(The percentage of pitches a batter swings at outside the strike zone)
- Votto: 21.2%, Choo: 22.1%, Bruce: 29.9%, Phillips: 39.1%
*Swing%(The overall percentage of pitches a batter swings at)
- Choo: 39.6%, Votto: 41.2%, Bruce: 51.0%, Phillips: 53.6%
*Contact%(The overall percentage of a batter makes contact with when swinging the bat)
- Votto: 80.0%, Choo: 79.9%, Phillips: 79.0%, Bruce: 70.9%