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Brandon Phillips

35-Year-Old Second Baseman – Cincinnati Reds

2016 Stats

AVG

.282

HR

8

RBI

50

R

57

SB

9

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Phillips arrested a steady decline in his numbers by putting together a solid 2015 campaign, hitting .294 with 12 homers, 70 RBI and a surprising 23 stolen bases. The stolen bases in particular stand ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 208   DOB: 3/28/1981   BORN: Raleigh, NC   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Phillips Contract Information:

Agreed to a six-year, $72.5 million guaranteed contract with the Reds in April of 2012.

August 18, 2016  –  Brandon Phillips News

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Phillips went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run and a stolen base in Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

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Brandon Phillips Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 23 AAA BUF 135 587 520 84 160 48 36 4 8 50 15 11 44 56 9 6 8 .308 .367 .438 .805
2005 24 AAA BUF 112 516 465 79 118 40 24 1 15 46 7 5 39 90 2 2 8 .254 .321 .406 .727
2005 24 MAJ CLE 6 9 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2006 25 MAJ CIN 149 587 536 65 148 46 28 1 17 75 25 2 35 88 4 6 6 .276 .324 .427 .751
2007 26 MAJ CIN 158 702 650 107 188 63 27 6 30 94 32 8 33 109 2 5 12 .289 .333 .488 .821
2008 27 MAJ CIN 141 609 559 80 146 52 24 7 21 78 23 10 39 93 0 6 5 .261 .312 .442 .754
2009 28 MAJ CIN 153 644 584 78 161 55 30 5 20 98 25 9 44 75 2 8 6 .276 .329 .447 .776
2010 29 MAJ CIN 155 687 626 100 172 56 33 5 18 59 16 12 46 83 6 1 8 .275 .332 .430 .762
2011 30 MAJ CIN 150 674 610 94 183 58 38 2 18 82 14 9 44 85 5 6 9 .300 .353 .457 .810
2012 31 MAJ CIN 147 623 580 86 163 49 30 1 18 77 15 2 28 79 3 4 8 .281 .321 .429 .750
2013 32 MAJ CIN 151 666 606 80 158 44 24 2 18 103 5 3 39 98 4 9 8 .261 .310 .396 .706
2014 33 A DAY 1 4 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .667 .750 1.000 1.750
2014 33 AAA LOU 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
2014 33 MAJ CIN 121 499 462 44 123 33 25 0 8 51 2 3 23 74 2 6 6 .266 .306 .372 .678
2015 34 MAJ CIN 148 623 588 69 173 33 19 2 12 70 23 3 27 68 1 3 4 .294 .328 .395 .723
2016 35 MAJ CIN 114 472 443 57 125 36 27 1 8 50 9 6 18 56 1 3 7 .282 .318 .402 .720
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3-Year Averages     140 595 552 64 151 35 22 1 12 74 10 3 29 80 2 6 6 .274 .314 .382 .696
Career  (View All)     1722 7,248 6,676 903 1,829 556 328 34 194 875 193 74 395 1,000 36 58 83 .274 .320 .420 .740

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Brandon Phillips Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 24 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .318 .402 .720
Aug. 23 Tex 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .321 .405 .726
Aug. 22 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .321 .404 .725
Aug. 21 LAD 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .322 .407 .729
Aug. 20 LAD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .321 .407 .728
Aug. 19 LAD 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .322 .408 .730
Aug. 18 Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .283 .320 .407 .727
Aug. 17 Mia 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .284 .321 .409 .730
Aug. 16 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 15 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 14 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .319 .403 .722
Aug. 13 @Mil 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .320 .404 .724
Aug. 12 @Mil 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .281 .319 .404 .723
Aug. 10 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 9 @StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .315 .399 .714
Aug. 8 @StL 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .316 .402 .718
Aug. 7 @Pit 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .314 .400 .714
Aug. 6 @Pit 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .310 .396 .706
Aug. 5 @Pit 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .271 .308 .380 .688
Aug. 4 StL 4 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .268 .304 .378 .682
Aug. 3 StL 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .300 .368 .668
Aug. 2 StL 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .298 .367 .665
Jul. 31 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .301 .372 .673
Jul. 30 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .302 .373 .675
Jul. 29 @SD 5 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .305 .377 .682
Jul. 27 @SF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .301 .369 .670
Jul. 26 @SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .302 .370 .672
Jul. 25 @SF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .302 .371 .673
Jul. 24 Ari 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .303 .373 .676
Jul. 23 Ari 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .299 .371 .670
Last 7 Games 27 3 7 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 .259 .286 .296 .582
Last 14 Games 42 6 14 4 0 0 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .349 .429 .778
Last 30 Games 105 17 37 10 0 2 15 5 10 4 0 0 0 1 .352 .382 .505 .887

Brandon Phillips: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 113 2
2015 141 1
2014 121
2013 151
2012 146
2011 148
2010 152
2009 151

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Brandon Phillips Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016114111111.272.395.695
2015145172155.303.372.710
201410910190.229.303.594

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016329467398.286.404.729
201544352105518.291.402.727
2014353347422.278.394.704

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016229306294.279.445.747
2015282329387.266.390.688
2014230233282.300.409.755

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016214272215.285.355.691
20153063733216.320.399.755
2014232215230.233.336.600
Brandon Phillips Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 23 AAA BUF 587 520 7.5% 9.5% 0.79 89% .333 .130
2005 24 AAA BUF 516 465 7.6% 17.4% 0.43 81% .286 .152
2005 24 MAJ CLE 9 9 0% 44.4% 0.00 56% .000 .000
2006 25 MAJ CIN 587 536 6% 15% 0.40 84% .304 .151
2007 26 MAJ CIN 702 650 4.7% 15.5% 0.30 83% .309 .199
2008 27 MAJ CIN 609 559 6.4% 15.3% 0.42 83% .281 .181
2009 28 MAJ CIN 644 584 6.8% 11.6% 0.59 87% .288 .171
2010 29 MAJ CIN 687 626 6.7% 12.1% 0.55 87% .293 .155
2011 30 MAJ CIN 674 610 6.5% 12.6% 0.52 86% .325 .157
2012 31 MAJ CIN 623 580 4.5% 12.7% 0.35 86% .300 .148
2013 32 MAJ CIN 666 606 5.9% 14.7% 0.40 84% .286 .135
2014 33 A DAY 4 3 0% 25% 0.00 67% 1.000 .333
2014 33 AAA LOU 6 5 16.7% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2014 33 MAJ CIN 499 462 4.6% 14.8% 0.31 84% .303 .106
2015 34 MAJ CIN 623 588 4.3% 10.9% 0.40 88% .317 .101
2016 35 MAJ CIN 472 443 3.8% 11.9% 0.32 87% .309 .120
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3-Year Averages     595 552 4.9% 13.4% 0.36 86% .302 .108
Career     7,248 6,676 5.4% 13.8% 0.40 85% .298 .146

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2016 Stat Review for Brandon Phillips    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.282 AVG
GOOD
87% Contact Rate
GREAT
.309 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.402 SLG
WEAK
.120 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.32 BB/K
WEAK
3.8% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
11.9% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.720 OPS
WEAK
.318 OBP
WEAK

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Brandon Phillips: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Phillips (knee) is back in the lineup Wednesday hitting cleanup against the Marlins.

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Phillips (knee) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, according to Jamie Ramsey of MLB.com.

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Phillips (knee) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins, according to Jamie Ramsey of MLB.com.

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Phillips left Sunday's game in the second inning due to a left knee contusion.

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Phillips returned to the Reds starting lineup on Friday.

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Phillips (quad) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.

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Phillips left Tuesday's game after suffering a quad injury, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Phillips went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

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Phillips went 2-for-4 with two solo homers in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Pirates.

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Phillips went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in a 3-2 loss to the Pirates on Friday.

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Phillips went 3-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in Thursday's victory over the Cardinals.

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Phillips went 0-for-4 in Saturday's loss to the Padres, ending his hitting streak at 16 games.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

The trends for Phillips are pretty ugly -- his OPS has dropped three consecutive years, dipping down to .678 last year after peaking at .810 in 2011; he stole a career-low two bases after formerly being a double-digit steal threat; and he hit only eight homers after four consecutive 18-homer seasons. A thumb injury that put him on the DL in July can only explain some of his low output, the rest can be attributed to normal decline. The good news for Phillips might not be such good news for the Reds -- he has three more years remaining on his contract, which virtually ensures that he's not going anywhere and can benefit from playing half his games at Great American Ballpark.

2014

With the caveat that players don't improve nor decline in linear fashion, Phillips has entered the decline phase of his career. He's hitting for less power, making slightly less contact and running less frequently. And he's only got four more years left on his contract, a contract he's somehow unhappy with! What a bargain! Don't let the 103 RBI fool you - those were largely the byproduct of batting behind not one but two .400+ OBP guys, a circumstance that's unlikely to repeat in his career. We hate to bash Phillips - he's perennially been a top-10 second baseman - but don't let his reputation, his RBI count or positional scarcity persuade you to take him among the top-75 players in the draft.

2013

For the most part, Phillips' numbers remain as steady as ever. Though his RBI and runs may fluctuate pending where in the lineup he'll hit, his power and batting average output are pretty steady. There are three small negatives - he's walking less (just 4.5% in 2012), running less frequently, albeit more successfully last year, and he's got a big home/road split (.830 home OPS, .673 road OPS). The latter factor isn't that big of a concern - he's not leaving anytime soon after signing a six-year contract extension in April. Barring injury, he'll likely remain among the top-10 fantasy second basemen for the next couple of seasons until he hits his mid-30's.

2012

There's been little variance in Phillips' overall numbers from year-to-year with the Reds, though he's found different ways to get there in individual seasons. One note of caution from a fantasy standpoint - he's running less frequently and with worse results the last two seasons - a sharp drop in stolen bases could occur in the next year or two. At publication time, the Reds were close to working out a long-term contract extension that would keep him in hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park, the better to preserve his power and batting average.

2011

Phillips is probably miscast as a leadoff hitter, given his lack of patience at the plate, but due to the utter lack of alternatives on the Reds' roster, that's where he was for much of the season. The result was that he scored 100 runs for the first time since 2007 hitting in front of Joey Votto, while driving in only 59. At the end of the day, he's better off lower in the lineup, but unless Drew Stubbs takes the leap in 2011, Phillips will probably spend another year toward the top. His overall numbers were hurt by a wrist injury that he tried to play through in September, a problem that shouldn't be present going forward.

2010

Phillips is miscast as a middle-of-the-lineup hitter. While he has a modicum of power and drove in 98 runs last year, the latter is more of a function of his spot in the order, behind Joey Votto, than it is reflective of his abilities. He walked a career-high 44 times last year, but that was still a below-average walk rate, good for just a .329 OBP. He's more valuable in fantasy than in real life because of his speed, though his defense makes him a plus-player at second base.

2009

Phillips regressed a little in 2008, in no small part due to a lack of patience at the plate. Some of that dropoff also occurred after the Reds traded away first Ken Griffey Jr. and then Adam Dunn - many within the Reds' organization believe that he pressed after those deals, trying to shoulder the load. Still, in fantasy terms, we're talking about a second baseman that had 21 homers and 23 steals in an injury-shortened season. Phillips broke his index finger early in September, so watch for updates on his progress in spring training.

2008

Indians GM Mark Shapiro has done a lot of smart things, but giving up on Brandon Phillips wasn't one of them. In fairness, nobody foresaw the heights to which Phillips would rise in 2007, where he joined Alfonso Soriano as the only second basemen to have a 30-30 season. While we'd like to see him strike out less and walk more, Phillips has moved into the fantasy elite, behind only Chase Utley at second base.

2007

There was a lot of blame to go around for the Reds' offensive collapse over the second half, but lost among them was Phillips' descent back to earth after the break, when he hit .243/.287/.416. Overall the team now has a significant OBP problem that Phillips doesn't help. Still, his defense is so good that there's no real argument for replacing him, especially if he hits for just a little bit of power. His overall numbers for the season probably represent his upside—he's not going to get much better than this.

2006

The loser of the 2004 battle with Jhonny Peralta to decide who was going to take over for Omar Vizquel, Phillips is a former top prospect who has fallen on tough times and has nowhere to go in Cleveland. There are still some believers in his ability, which could help the Indians get some value out of him, but Phillips will have to perform on the field before most other teams will offer enough value to pry him away from what has become a bad situation.

2005

Phillips, once one of the top 10 prospects in all of baseball, failed miserably at the plate in his chance with the big league club in 2003 and has since spent most of his time in Triple-A Buffalo. Compared to Barry Larkin, the shortstop/second baseman has a lot of confidence and is still hoping for a shot at the starting job come this spring after putting together some decent numbers at Buffalo. The Indians have tried to convert him into a second baseman since they have Jhonny Peralta in the minors and previously had Omar Vizquel locked in at the position.

2004

Phillips was handed the starting second base job to start the season, but struggled mightily in his rookie season. To make a bad situation, Phillips reportedly whined and pouted after first being benched then demoted, and it showed in his play at Triple-A Buffalo. Don't write Phillips off just yet - plenty of rookies have gone in over their head and flopped, only to come back with a renewed commitment and purpose. He'll be on a much shorter leash in 2004, however, and a starting job isn't guaranteed, so bid cautiously.

2003

Acquired from Montreal as part of the Bartolo Colon deal, Phillips is expected to take over the reigns at second base. Phillips may be a little overrated, because he is a free swinger (34 BB in 534 AB) who will strike out a lot (84 K). There is no denying his speed, defense or power, but may be a bottom of the order hitter that needs to learn how to manage an at-bat. 20-20 is not out of the question, but we'd like to see the increased patience that would allow him to be a potential superstar.