Quote Originally Posted by Matsui55
Yeah, but he couldn't hit a FB either. I just watched the guy implode the more AB's he got in that stretch until Joe had no choice but to bench him because he was alamost a guaranteed K every 2nd time to the plate.

I'll say this again (I have no idea of how many times I've said this now)- just because you can hit well in AAA does NOT mean that you will be a successful ML hitter. There are thousands of players who hit like Tarzan in the minors only to hit like Jane in the bigs. I simply suspect that Phillips is another AAAA player.

The guy made no adjustments to the adjustments ML pitchers made, and became an absolute K machine. Unless and until he demonstrates that he can at least make contact, he should not even be considered for a spot outside of Columbus.
He had 40 ABs...