Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 5/19/13
Philadelphia Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis added to his case today that he should be given a chance to start for the team. Galvis hit a walk off homerun in today’s win over the Cincinnati Reds as the 23 year old switch hitter showed again his ability to hit in the clutch. While one heroic at bat does not warrant unseating a former MVP and All Star that is the team’s best player in their history at the position, there are other factors that do. Galvis can play at the big league level. His defense is better than Rollins at this point in J-Roll’s career and Galvis has the potential to win multiple Gold Gloves at the position. He has shown that he can hit major league pitching. In 58 plate appearances he is hitting .283 with a .345 OBP and a .798 OPS. Rollins has hit over .260 once since 2008. In that time his offensive production has decreased in every category. The most notable issue has been his on base percentage. He has a .309 mark this year and had a .316 OBP last year. If anyone is
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