He reminds me of Alfonso Soriano.
Doesn't walk a lot. Is a speedster on the base paths, but isn't the smartest base runner. Makes good contact with pitches way out of the zone.
He's also got sneaky power.
I like your comparison of Soriano better than mine of Phillips. A strong, lanky guy. Except he`ll hit for better AVG. than Soriano. Plus he`ll be hitting that "magical Baseball Age" of 27 late this season .
He`ll have a MLB season under his belt and theoretically be at his Athletic peak for 2009. I`m seeing $$$ for my team next year. 26.00 Salary: Sizemore 1.50; Kemp .50 ; B Phillips 1.50; MClouth 1.10 ; Ax-Ram .70.
Having Five 20+HR/20+SB guys on the roster: Priceless
also wrote: People don't call him "Axi" do they? [/quote]
Naahh--not realy--but ,HEY, I`m "People"
*My Topic Title was a long one so I condensed his name to seperate him from the rest off the Baseball Ramirez Legion. I didnt think "A Ramirez" was quite enough.
*Also, its a pain in the butt to spell his version of "Alexei".
*To further confuse people theres that other high performing rookie 2B "Alexi" in Minnesota (also on my team and coming back tonight
*Plus, "Axi" sounds kind of cool. He does swing a mean axe....................
Heh Heh, now I`m calling him "Ax-Ram"
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