Freddy Galvis has more home runs (9) at this point in his career than Jimmy Rollins (7) did at the corresponding point (389 plate appearances) of his career. Rollins leads Galvis in every other category, with the exception of doubles.
This came up because Galvis hit his ninth career home run to put the Phillies on the board in the fifth inning last night. Of course, Rollins had to go and blast career home run No. 199 an inning later.
The feeling of the BoopStats staff is that we don't want to suffer through another little guy trying to hit home runs for 15 years when he could be doing more good with his bat by hitting balls that never even get high enough to clear a fence.
Something tells us that Darin Ruf and Domonic Brown and Cody Asche will launch enough missiles for NASA to track in the next dozen years and Galvis should concentrate on defense and getting in base.