Phillips: "OBP overrated"

This has been getting a lot of attention especially among Reds’ bloggers

Brandon Phillips of the Reds:

“I don’t believe that on-base percentage stuff. That’s overrated to me. If you get hits, you’ll be on base. That’s what it’s about.”

Some of Baker’s influence there??

Many have mentioned that while they don’t doubt Phillips is a talented player, he HAS led the Reds in outs in the past two seasons.  And while he does have some tasty stats, his OBP is not one of them.  Last year, it was an abysmal .312 and the year before it wasn’t much better at .331. 

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