The Rockies will designate Paul Phillips for assignment to make room for Chris Iannetta, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post (via Twitter). Phillips will report to Triple A if he isn't claimed. That's where Iannetta posted the .349/.447/.698 line that forced the Rockies to call him up.
Miguel Olivo has been hitting well, so the Rockies have barely used Phillips this season. The 33-year-old has picked up just 19 plate appearances this year, hitting .294/.368/.294. That's a decent approximation of how Phillips has hit in his seven-year major league career.
This guy was nothing but professional with the Rockies. A class act that knew what he was there to do. When called upon he performed admirably. Hope he either catches a break with a team that needs a backup or he returns to the Rox system.
If Paul Phillips could post anything near a 368 obp. Heck, anything near 300, he’d still be a Royal.A better approximation is 250/290/300.
But hey, when you play in Coors field, your numbers get inflated like a balloon. Just check Miguel Olivo.
Or for that matter, any and every long-term Rockie besides Hawpe and Obviously Helton, and none of them can hit outside of Coors.
So maybe he won’t be so bad. But even Jose Molina could probably be Joe Mauer in Coors.