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There's certainly an argument to be made for most anyone else on the Phillies who's underperformed. Even Ryan Howard isn't the biggest of the losers, which, in my opinion, is only warranted from his satisfactory .286 average.
But to me, if there's anyone on the Phillies who's a loser for the month of April, it's Ben Revere.
Although the starting center field job was essentially handed to him, Revere did have a bit to prove coming into the 2013 season. First, he had to prove that he was leadoff hitter material, meaning he'd take walks, lower his strikeout rate and most importantly, get on base. Revere has done none of these things.
On the season, Revere's OBP is .242. His walk rate is 4.3 percent, down from 5.2 percent in 2012. And his strikeout rate is way up to 15.3 percent from 9.8 percent in 2013.
In layman's terms, there has been little to no success from Revere. He's stolen five bases but has also been caught twice. He's hitting .207 and the only extra base hit he has is a triple—not that that's the worst thing for a hitter of his supposed type.
Revere had every opportunity to win the leadoff job, and it's since been relegated to Jimmy Rollins, who's been marginally better.
The only bright spot for Revere has been his defense, but he did commit his first error in over a season last week. Is it just taking Revere longer to adapt to National League play, or is this the start of a trend bound to continue?
Revere will get all the time he needs to adjust thanks to the amount at which the Phillies valued him in their trade with the Minnesota Twins.
The bigger question is whether or not Revere will be able to adapt. And while he's certainly capable, he's yet to show that ability through the first month of the season.