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Splitsville: Andy Phillips v1.2

1B or DH Role Will Suit Phillips Just Fine

"Splitsville" is a series of articles on the Yankees' prospects that we'll be doing throughout their minor league careers. In version one/chapter two (v1.2) of Andy Phillips, we'll look how he did against the right-handed pitchers versus the southpaws, how he hit with runners in scoring position, and much more while playing with Columbus in 2005.

Abuse Of Southpaws Is Criminal: Out of options, Andy Phillips should be a mainstay on the Yankee roster in 2006. But even if he still had minor league options left, with the type of abuse he gives to left-handed pitchers, Phillips needed to be in the Yankee lineup anyway. A .279 hitter against right-handed pitchers, Phillips hit .365 against left-handed pitchers with more walks than...

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