Ben Revere is finally realizing his potential this season.
With another offensive outburst Thursday night against the Washington Nationals, Revere is showing the Philadelphia Phillies that he is going to be a key part of their rebuilding plan that should take place this coming offseason.
The Phillies beat the Nationals 10-4, with Revere going 4-of-6 with one run batted in and two runs scored on the night.
Revere took no prisoners, as he did not let himself get behind in the count all night. Rather, Revere was aggressive as he looked for his opportunities early and often. Revere’s aggressiveness at the plate has been a pleasant surprise for the Phillies this season, as he is batting .306 on the year, which is a career-high average for Revere.
Not only is Revere coming into his own hitting the ball, but he is still a fast player who is capable of putting some pressure on the defense in terms of being a threat to get a couple of steals a game. Revere’s speed also helps him in the outfield where he has become a great defensive presence for the team in center field, able to cover a lot of ground and make up for the lack of speed in the corner positions.
Revere is a talented player who has continued to develop for the Phillies. Nights like the one he just had against the Nationals will eventually become the norm for Revere, who will look to carry the Phillies through their rebuilding stages and into a bright future full of postseason appearances.