Originally Posted by bmwreds31
Hes the clean up hitter. He's batting 4th for this team.
Hes being asked to be the "Power Guy" ......
Not sure what you dont understand.
The point still stands. he's being asked to do something hes not best suited to do. He needs to be batting in the 2 hole for this team.
What he's saying is basically Phillips isnt hitting for more power this year.
So, Phillips hitting 4th this year thus prompting a change in approach to hit for more power is speculation that didnt bear itself out in a statistical category.
I suppose he couldve actively tried to hit for more power but ended up hitting for less and moving him to the 2 hole could cause him to "change his approach" and hit better....