Turn Off Ads?
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 28 of 28

Thread: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

  1. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Monfort Heights
    Posts
    621

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    After 5,000 at bats why is this even debated anymore? 5,000 at bats with a career OBP of .321. The idea that at 32 years and 5,000 at bats that he can change his approach to find his way to first base holds no water with me. He is a low OBP guy who can't slug anymore either, not a good combination.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #17
    Member Rantly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Delaware oh
    Posts
    116

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    I think Brandon is heady enough to change his approach in the 2 spot... I believe he has adapted well before at lead off in the past

  4. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    100

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    .202/.254/.298 hitting lead off last year.

  5. #19
    Member CmdrCody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    81

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    Quote Originally Posted by TitosLoveChild View Post
    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....
    I think that's what they're trying to say.
    Reds fan since 1968 win or lose.

  6. #20
    Member CmdrCody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    81

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    The big thing is if we had the two strike Brandon, we would be better off than the no strikes. Based on his performance this year.
    Reds fan since 1968 win or lose.

  7. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Monfort Heights
    Posts
    621

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rantly View Post
    I think Brandon is heady enough to change his approach in the 2 spot... I believe he has adapted well before at lead off in the past
    Not trying to be argumentative and this is the last question I'll pose:

    At 32 years old and 5,000+ at bats as a low OBP player why would he be able to all of a sudden change? I don't buy it.

  8. #22
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    44

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    Phillips best spot is either the 2 or 5. I like Bruce in the 4 better than Phillips. I would bat him at the 2 only because we do not have another good candidate for the spot.

  9. Likes:

    UC_Ken (08-18-2013)

  10. #23
    No half measures, Walter RedEye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    8,447

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    Quote Originally Posted by tomnuetten View Post
    but if he would change his approach (away from power hitter that he isnīt towards an obp guy)
    So basically, if he became a different player, he'd be ideal.

  11. #24
    The Big Dog mth123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    14,999

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    Here is the deal with the batting order. There are good hitters, poor hitters and guys in the middle. The Reds with Votto, Choo and Bruce have three good hitters. Votto would be the best choice for every position in the batting order, Choo second best and Bruce third. After that, you go with where the skills match the job description best which puts Choo at the top and Bruce in the middle someplace. Votto would be between the two. Then you really have a bunch of inadequate bats who are all suited for 6th or below. IMO, Phillips isn't an ideal #2 hitter, but may be the least of all the evils to hit there. Despite a couple decent games where he hit some mistakes, I'm not ready to declare Frazier's hitting problems behind him and Ludwick looks like he has a ways to go. Not everybody can hit 7th.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

  12. #25
    This is the year
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    fairfield
    Posts
    237

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Here is the deal with the batting order. There are good hitters, poor hitters and guys in the middle. The Reds with Votto, Choo and Bruce have three good hitters. Votto would be the best choice for every position in the batting order, Choo second best and Bruce third. After that, you go with where the skills match the job description best which puts Choo at the top and Bruce in the middle someplace. Votto would be between the two. Then you really have a bunch of inadequate bats who are all suited for 6th or below. IMO, Phillips isn't an ideal #2 hitter, but may be the least of all the evils to hit there. Despite a couple decent games where he hit some mistakes, I'm not ready to declare Frazier's hitting problems behind him and Ludwick looks like he has a ways to go. Not everybody can hit 7th.
    Exactly how i feel.

  13. #26
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    44

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Here is the deal with the batting order. There are good hitters, poor hitters and guys in the middle. The Reds with Votto, Choo and Bruce have three good hitters. Votto would be the best choice for every position in the batting order, Choo second best and Bruce third. After that, you go with where the skills match the job description best which puts Choo at the top and Bruce in the middle someplace. Votto would be between the two. Then you really have a bunch of inadequate bats who are all suited for 6th or below. IMO, Phillips isn't an ideal #2 hitter, but may be the least of all the evils to hit there. Despite a couple decent games where he hit some mistakes, I'm not ready to declare Frazier's hitting problems behind him and Ludwick looks like he has a ways to go. Not everybody can hit 7th.
    Sounds good nut is never going to happen. Baker will not bat Bruce behind Votto. Choo Phillips Votto Bruce is best for our team

  14. #27
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    251

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    Phillips...Struggling??? batting nearly .270 and fifth in all of baseball in RBI's????

    Wow...I wish I struggled that good at my job.

  15. #28
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    100

    Re: Why is Phillips the "ideal" 2 hitter for this team?

    Yeah I guess I wouldn't call career lows in AVG (2nd lowest), OBP, SLG, OPS struggling either cause, you know, RBI!!!


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25