Brett Phillips
Brett Phillips
24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Kansas City Royals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A subpar 2016 campaign at the minor-league level dimmed Phillips' prospect star, but he made up the lost ground and then some in 2017, finding his stroke at Triple-A Colorado Springs and eventually earning a prominent role in center field with the big-league club over the season's final month. Phillips' rebound definitely got a boost from the thin air of Colorado, but his season on the whole helped move him back up prospect lists. Phillips appeared to be on the verge of competing for the Brewers' starting center field spot, but the acquisition of Lorenzo Cain rules that out and clouds his future some. Phillips doesn't handle left-handers particularly well, but he has a cannon for an arm and can play all three outfield spots, so he has an inside track to breaking camp with the big club -- as long as he is not packaged in a trade. He's going to leave something to be desired in the batting average category, but can contribute in both the power and speed areas, making him someone to consider later in drafts. Just don't expect him to play every day if he remains with the Brewers. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Astros in June of 2012 that includes a $300,000 signing bonus. Traded to the Brewers in July of 2015.
Takes seat for series opener
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September 17, 2018
Phillips is not in the lineup Monday against the Pirates.
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Phillips returned to the lineup for the first time since Sept. 4. Sunday after missing time with a shoulder injury, going 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. He'll head back to the bench for Monday's series opener as the Royals look to ease him back into action, with Jorge Bonifacio covering right field in his stead.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+101%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+71%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+175%
OPS vs RHP
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .384 50 4 0 1 0 .136 .224 .159
Since 2016vs Right .771 174 19 6 22 6 .259 .322 .449
2018vs Left .402 39 3 0 1 0 .143 .231 .171
2018vs Right .688 87 11 2 10 1 .225 .276 .413
2017vs Left .311 11 1 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111
2017vs Right .855 87 8 4 12 5 .295 .368 .487
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+37%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+76%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .808 101 14 3 11 4 .286 .347 .462
Since 2016Away .590 119 9 3 12 2 .187 .263 .327
2018Home .781 59 10 1 4 1 .269 .339 .442
2018Away .445 63 4 1 7 0 .136 .190 .254
2017Home .844 42 4 2 7 3 .308 .357 .487
2017Away .762 56 5 2 5 2 .250 .345 .417
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brett Phillips compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.17
 
BB Rate
7.1%
 
K Rate
42.1%
 
BABIP
.344
 
ISO
.139
 
AVG
.200
 
OBP
.262
 
SLG
.339
 
OPS
.601
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Phillips is one of Milwaukee's best defensive prospects, as he could be a plus defender in right field. Unfortunately, his offensive profile has backed up ever since the Brewers acquired him from Houston in the Carlos Gomez deal of 2015. He continues to show a little bit of power and speed, but has struggled mightily to make contact in recent seasons, posting a 29.8 percent strikeout rate during a return trip to Double-A. His strong plate discipline (13 percent walk rate last year), average power, average speed and high-end defense will likely be enough to get him to The Show, but his contact issues are getting pretty alarming, considering he does not possess a plus offensive tool. At 22 years old, Phillips was still two years younger than league average in the Southern League, and he has good makeup, so he could figure things out. However, his prospect stock has dipped to the point that he can be cut loose in leagues where 150 or fewer prospects are rostered.
Even though Domingo Santana is already in the major leagues, Phillips was the jewel of the Carlos Gomez trade last summer. The 21-year-old advanced to Double-A after making short work of High-A, as he homered 15 times in 66 games to earn the promotion. Phillips has a .295/.370/.487 line in 345 minor league games and has solid tools across the board. He's expected to be able to play a sharp major league center field, and while his power isn't elite, he has homered 33 times in the past two seasons. Speed is what makes Phillips as a prospect, though, as he has stolen 40 bases and hit a ridiculous 28 triples in the past two seasons. Phillips isn't expected to reach the majors until 2017, but if he starts out hot this season, he could earn himself a midseason callup to Milwaukee.
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Strikes out twice in lineup return
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September 17, 2018
Phillips (shoulder) went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts Sunday in the Royals' 9-6 loss to the Twins.
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Returns to lineup Sunday
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September 16, 2018
Phillips (shoulder) is back in the lineup but not on the field Sunday against the Twins, batting eighth as the designated hitter.
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Won't return to lineup Saturday
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Shoulder
September 15, 2018
Phillips (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Twins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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Available to pinch hit
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Shoulder
September 14, 2018
Phillips (shoulder) took batting practice Thursday, and he'll be an option to pinch hit Friday against Minnesota, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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Remains out of Friday's lineup
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Shoulder
September 14, 2018
Phillips (shoulder) is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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