At 37, still one of the game’s best hitters.
“Makes hitting look easy.”
“Ideal no. 2 hitter for this offense.”
‘Like a veteran, even when things go wrong.’
‘A weak spot above the letters’
“Minimize damage to singles.”
“No obvious weakness.”
Facing a very smart hitter.
“He will give away at-bats.”
One man, 10 Games.
Using his aggressiveness against him, carefully.
Attacking the Rays’ best hitter.
Alvarez can be beaten, but does more damage to mistakes than almost anybody.
Bruce does damage but will let the pitcher dictate the at-bat.
Lower-body injuries have changed what you know about Brandon Phillips’ game.
Predictably, the league’s best on-base threat has few weaknesses.