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Brandon Phillips

33-Year-Old Second Baseman – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

AVG

.306

HR

1

RBI

3

R

3

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 le...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Undisclosed
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 201   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.

April 18, 2014  –  Brandon Phillips News

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Phillips left Friday's game against the Cubs in the third inning with back spasms, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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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 MAJ CIN 15 65 62 3 19 3 2 0 1 3 0 2 2 14 1 0 0 .306 .328 .387 .715
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brandon Phillips
3-Year Averages MAJ   149 653 598 86 168 49 30 1 18 87 11 4 37 87 4 6 8 .281 .328 .425 .753
Career  (View All) MAJ   1354 5719 5245 736 1427 457 259 31 167 707 159 64 329 816 33 46 66 .272 .320 .429 .749

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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
Apr. 16 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .328 .387 .715
Apr. 15 Pit 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .328 .350 .414 .764
Apr. 14 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .345 .415 .760
Apr. 13 TB 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .353 .429 .782
Apr. 12 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .295 .326 .409 .735
Apr. 11 TB 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .333 .425 .758
Apr. 9 @StL 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .316 .389 .705
Apr. 8 @StL 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .303 .387 .690
Apr. 7 @StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .310 .370 .680
Apr. 6 @NYM 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .292 .346 .417 .763
Apr. 5 @NYM 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .318 .400 .718
Apr. 4 @NYM 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
Apr. 3 StL 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .308 .182 .490
Apr. 2 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .375 .167 .542
Mar. 31 StL 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .750 .500 1.250
Last 7 Days 31 0 11 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 .355 .355 .387 .742
Last 14 Days 60 3 18 2 0 1 3 0 13 0 2 0 0 1 .300 .300 .383 .683
Last 30 Days 62 3 19 2 0 1 3 2 14 0 2 0 0 1 .306 .328 .387 .715

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Brandon Phillips: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 15
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
2013177237272.254.418.746
2012160194222.269.425.741
2011136323145.316.471.851

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20134295711763.263.387.689
201242067145513.286.431.754
20114746215689.295.454.798

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013298337410.228.339.612
20122844915457.289.489.830
20112834614435.307.523.882

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133084711625.292.451.795
2012296373328.274.372.673
2011327484399.294.401.748
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 MAJ CIN 65 62 3.1% 21.5% 0.14 77% .383 .081
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3-Year Averages MAJ   653 598 5.7% 13.3% 0.43 85% .304 .144
Career MAJ   5719 5245 5.8% 14.3% 0.40 84% .296 .157

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2014 Stat Review for Brandon Phillips    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.306 AVG
ELITE
77% Contact Rate
WEAK
.383 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.387 SLG
WEAK
.081 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.14 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.1% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
21.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.715 OPS
WEAK
.328 OBP
AVERAGE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Brandon Phillips (by OPS, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Capps CLE 16 10 2 5 0 2 0 .625 1.063 1.688
Jonathan Sanchez CHI-N 14 5 3 4 1 3 2 .357 1.000 1.400
Jon Niese NY-N 21 9 2 3 1 3 0 .429 .762 1.216
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 15 6 1 3 1 2 0 .400 .800 1.212
Ryan Vogelsong SF 14 7 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .571 1.071
Kevin Correia MIN 31 11 3 11 1 4 0 .355 .677 1.052
Paul Maholm LA 54 19 4 11 1 5 0 .352 .648 1.012
Dan Haren LA 18 6 2 5 0 5 0 .333 .667 1.000
Mike Pelfrey MIN 19 7 1 4 1 1 0 .368 .579 .979
Lucas Harrell HOU 16 6 0 1 1 3 0 .375 .563 .974

Worst Matchups for Brandon Phillips (by OPS, min 13 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tim Hudson SF 24 4 0 3 1 2 0 .167 .250 .442
Josh Johnson SD 14 3 0 0 0 2 3 .214 .214 .429
Jeff Samardzija CHI-N 29 6 0 3 0 6 0 .207 .207 .414
Carlos Villanueva CHI-N 24 3 1 5 1 2 0 .125 .250 .410
Oliver Perez AZ 18 3 0 2 2 3 0 .167 .167 .405
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 15 2 0 2 2 0 0 .133 .133 .396
Jake Peavy BOS 19 3 0 1 0 4 0 .158 .211 .368
Mark Buehrle TOR 15 1 0 0 2 2 0 .067 .067 .243
Ian Kennedy SD 13 1 0 1 0 2 0 .077 .077 .148
Shaun Marcum CLE 15 1 0 2 0 3 1 .067 .067 .133

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

Phillips was removed from Friday's game against the Cubs in the bottom of the third inning, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Phillips hit a two-run home run, his first of the year, in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Mets.

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Phillips underwent platelet-rich plasma treatments this offseason for the wrist that he injured during the 2013 when he was hit by a pitch, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Phillips has been hitting in the second spot in the lineup so far this spring and projects to hit there during the season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "One of his strengths is that he's hit all over the lineup and he's been efficient. You get into the whole on-base question and so on and so forth. I think with this particular club, where he is right now in the two-hole is where I see him right now," manager Bryan Price said.

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Phillips (thumb) played Thursday with no lingering issues.

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Phillips appeared to jam his left thumb on a slide into second base during Wednesday's Cactus League opener but stayed in the game.

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Phillips wasn't speaking to reporters when he reported to spring training Wednesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.