Re: What Can't Phillips Do Defensively? I'll Answer
I don't know that we can look at stats and determine whether BP is slow at turning the DP. There are much more influential foctors than his pivot at the bag. Whether a ground ball is hit to begin with, just to name one.
I look at it as a scout would: my eyeballs. If you're scouting a high school kid and you need to report on his strengths and weaknesses at 2B, are you going to ask for stats on how many DPs they turned?
Ron Oester was so fluid you barely saw the ball touch the glove. In BP's case, he catches the ball, takes a step (probably because he's worried about getting taken out on the play) and then aims it towards 1B. He's not fluid at all. How many DPs a yr that costs us is up for debate but it did almost cost us Wednesday's game