Evan Phillips

Evan Phillips

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Dodgers
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Phillips was outstanding for the second year in a row, converting a career-high 24 saves while once again leading qualified relievers with a 0.83 WHIP. The 29-year-old only accounted for 54.5% of the Dodgers' 44 saves, but he was clearly their top reliever, earning save opportunities early in the season. While he did go long stretches without recording a save, Phillips was still valuable for fantasy purposes. He boosted ratios while striking out batters at a respectable 28.2% clip. His Statcast page is painted red, with a 115.1 mph (Max EV) rocket off the bat of Byron Buxton the only real blemish. Meanwhile, his 88.2 mph average exit velocity was still above-average (67th percentile). Phillips is establishing himself as one of the top high-leverage relievers in the game. If you could guarantee 30-plus saves, he'd likely be a top 5 closer, but since the Dodgers aren't exclusive with his usage in the 9th inning, he'll settle in the 10-15 range for 2024 drafts. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Dodgers in January of 2024.
Cedes save opportunity Friday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 20, 2024
Phillips wasn't used in the ninth inning with the Dodgers holding a 4-1 lead over Boston on Friday, and Daniel Hudson instead closed out the contest to earn a save.
ANALYSIS
Phillips entered Friday having squandered his last two save opportunities and holding a 7.50 ERA over his past six appearances dating back to June 30. He's been seeing more work outside the ninth inning over the past month, though those instances have largely been in high-leverage situations in which Phillips faced the opponent's top hitters. It's important to note, however, that the right-hander has struggled against lefties this season -- they've posted a .961 OPS against him, and all four of the homers Phillips has given up have come against left-handed hitters. That likely explains Phillips' absence in the ninth Friday, as all three of Boston's batters in the frame were lefties. Phillips should still be considered the top closing option for Los Angeles, but it's becoming increasingly clear that other relievers will also get save chances for the team depending on the situation.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
19
How many pitches does Evan Phillips generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Evan Phillips generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-34%
BAA vs RHP
2024
 
 
-46%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-41%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-16%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .221 283 69 19 57 13 1 8
Since 2022vs Right .145 313 108 19 42 6 0 5
2024vs Left .320 56 12 6 16 4 0 4
2024vs Right .174 73 22 4 12 2 0 1
2023vs Left .222 118 25 7 24 4 1 4
2023vs Right .131 116 41 6 14 3 0 2
2022vs Left .170 109 32 6 17 5 0 0
2022vs Right .142 124 45 9 16 1 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-11%
ERA at Home
2024
 
 
-16%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-33%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-38%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 1.91 0.90 80.0 9 5 16 10.2 2.7 0.6
Since 2022Away 2.15 0.86 75.1 2 2 24 10.3 1.7 1.0
2024Home 3.45 1.02 15.2 2 0 6 9.8 2.3 1.7
2024Away 4.11 1.43 15.1 0 0 8 10.0 3.5 1.2
2023Home 1.67 0.84 32.1 0 3 9 9.2 2.5 0.6
2023Away 2.48 0.83 29.0 2 1 15 10.2 1.2 1.2
2022Home 1.41 0.91 32.0 7 2 1 11.5 3.1 0.0
2022Away 0.87 0.61 31.0 0 1 1 10.5 1.2 0.6
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Stat Review
How does Evan Phillips compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.40
 
K/9
9.9
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
96.1 mph
 
ERA
3.77
 
WHIP
1.23
 
BABIP
.301
 
GB/FB
1.21
 
Left On Base
71.0%
 
Exit Velocity
80.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.5%
 
Spin Rate
2471 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
18.8%
 
Swinging Strike
13.2%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Phillips went from being released by the Orioles and Rays in 2021, to posting one of the best stat lines for a relief pitcher in 2022 with the Dodgers. The 28-year-old's 1.14 ERA was best among qualified relievers, while his 0.76 WHIP was tied for third. Phillips also went on to post career best marks in innings pitched (63), holds (19) and strikeouts (77). His rapid ascension to high leverage events resulted in seven wins, which were valuable for fantasy managers who initially speculated on Phillips for saves (2). The right-hander mixes 4 pitches with a slider as his primary (44%), but uses a cutter (27%) exclusively against left-handed batters and sinker (10%) against righties. He also added velocity to his 4-seamer (19%) that averaged 96.2 mph. Phillips' breakout season should afford him a nice raise, as he qualfies for salary arbitration via Super Two status. Expect the Dodgers to avoid that to ensure Phillips is part of their high leverage plans again in 2023.
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Blown save Saturday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 13, 2024
Phillips blew a save in Saturday's 11-9 extra-inning loss to the Tigers, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out one in the ninth inning.
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Used in eighth frame again Saturday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 7, 2024
Phillips (2-0) was charged with a blown save and earned the win against Milwaukee on Saturday. He allowed one run on one hit while striking out one batter over one inning.
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Locks down 14th save
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 5, 2024
Phillips struck out the side to earn the save in Friday's 8-5 win over the Brewers.
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Nabs win Tuesday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
July 2, 2024
Phillips (1-0) allowed a run on one hit and struck out one over one inning but earned the win Tuesday over the Diamondbacks.
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Bags 13th save
PLos Angeles Dodgers
June 25, 2024
Phillips earned the save in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the White Sox, pitching a perfect inning with one strikeout.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Part of closer committee?
PLos Angeles Dodgers
December 1, 2022
Phillips could be a part of a closer committee for the Dodgers next year, opines Juan Toribio of MLB.com.
ANALYSIS
Phillips broke out in 2022 and produced a dominant season, posting a 1.14 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and 77:15 K:BB in 63 innings. While he recorded two saves, he was primarily used in a setup role. The 28-year-old was equally effective against both righties and lefties and could take on a significant share of the responsibilities if he performs at a similar level next year.
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