Finally, statistical evidence of what we’ve all known forever: Brandon Phillips swings at WAY too many pitches, and his numbers suffer because of it. When Phillips forces the pitcher to come into the zone against him, he’s a great hitter.

Unfortunately, pitchers don’t have to throw it in the strike zone, because BP will swing at anything.

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One Response

  1. Marty the Cynic

    Stop hitting meaningless HR’s in the ninth! 😉