On Monday, I sneezed and somehow wound up with snot on my forehead. This concludes the Crashburn Alley review of Laynce Nix.
Ben Revere never played in the second half in his first year with the Phillies due to a broken foot suffered against the White Sox just before the All-Star break. It’s easy to forget about him, especially since he got off to such a slow start, hitting just .200 with a .456 OPS through the end of April. And he’s not the type of player who will impact MLB odds of winning a championship.
But from the start of May up until his injury, Revere hit .347 with a .380 on-base percentage, stealing 17 bases in 23 attempts. Despite some very questionable routes to balls and as weak an arm as you will find in the Majors, Revere provided value on the defensive side of things as well, using his speed to track balls down in the gap.