Cincinnati Reds
2014 Avg.
.272
 
Career Avg.
.272
Name  Brandon Phillips
Born  6/28/1981
Height  6-0
Weight  205
Number  4
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/21/2014 9:06:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (thumb) did some throwing on Monday, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Phillips suffered a torn ligament in his left thumb on July 9. He's expected to be out until late August.
 
7/10/2014 4:48:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips diagnosis has been changed to a torn ligament in his left thumb and will miss 8-12 weeks, according to Ken Rosenthal.
Insight: Phillips suffered the injury Wednesday when his glove hand bent while he was diving for a ground ball. He was batting .272 with seven homers, 40 RBI, 33 runs and a .701 OPS.
 
7/10/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has been diagnosed with a sprained left thumb and will miss Thursday's game.
Insight: Phillips suffered the injury Wednesday when his glove hand bent while he was diving for a ground ball. His X-rays came back negative so he doesn't have a fracture, but he may have an MRI to check if he has any structural damage. He could easily sit until after the All-Star game.
 
7/9/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has been diagnosed with a sprained left thumb, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Phillips suffered the injury Wednesday when his glove hand bent while he was diving for a ground ball. His X-rays came back negative so he doesn't have a fracture, but he may have an MRI to check if he has any structural damage.
 
7/9/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips exited Wednesday's game after appearing to hurt his left wrist, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Phillips' glove hand bent while he was diving for a ground ball. Joey Votto was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, so the Reds can't afford losing Phillips.
 
7/6/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips owns a robust .351 lifetime average against Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo with two home runs and eight RBI in 57 at-bats.
Insight: Holy sample size, Batman. Phillips, naturally, has seen Gallardo quite a bit, notching 20 hits off of him with two doubles and three homers. The Reds' longtime second baseman has been cold of late (.206/.263/..382 in his last 10), so maybe facing Gallardo will jumpstart his bat.
 
6/26/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Giants. SOURCE: MLBlogs.com
Insight: He missed last night's game with a bruised heel. Phillips' numbers aren't as good as last year (5 HR, 33 RBI in 285 at bats) but because second base is a shallow position in fantasy, he still has plenty of value.
 
6/26/2014 10:09:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips was scratched Wednesday against the Cubs and is questionable for Thursday's game against San Francisco.
Insight: His bruised heel hasn't fully healed yet. Phillips (.274, 5 HR, 33 RBI) would be a nice option if he's in the lineup as he's 8-for-16 in his career against Ryan Vogelsong.
 
6/25/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips was scratched Wednesday against the Cubs. SOURCE: John Fay, Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: His bruised heel hasn't fully healed yet. Phillips (.274, 5 HR, 33 RBI) could be available to pinch-hit later in the game. Skip Schumaker (.223, 1 HR, 11 RBI) is starting at second base.
 
6/23/2014 8:23:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips didn't start Monday against the Cubs.
Insight: Phillips suffered a bruised heel on a backswing and left Sunday's game. He's day-to-day. Skip Schumaker started Monday.
 
6/22/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips suffered a bruised heel Sunday against Toronto. SOURCE: Mark Sheldon, MLB.com
Insight: Phillips went 0-for-2 before leaving in the fifth inning. It's unknown if Phillips (.274, 5 HR, 33 RBI) will be ready to play tomorrow against the Cubs.
 
6/21/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips is a career .500 hitter (6-for-12) with three homers, six RBI and a 1.867 OPS versus Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ.
Insight: Phillips (.275, 5 HR, 32 RBI) has been solid the past two weeks, batting over .300 with 10 RBI and should continue in this favorable matchup. He's unlikely to reach last year's triple-digit RBI total, but that's primarily due to no longer being the everyday cleanup hitter.
 
6/13/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips is ready to go Friday against Milwaukee. He left Thursday's game after hurting his finger. SOURCE: Andrew Gruman, Fox Sports Wisconsin
Insight: His X-rays came back negative so we figured he would play today. So far, Phillips (.270, 4 HR, 23 RBI) has suited up for 64 of the Reds' first 65 games.
 
6/12/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati second baseman Brandon Phillips had to leave Thursday's game against the Dodgers because of a sore finger. SOURCE: John Fay, Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: Phillips (.270, 4 HR, 23 RBI) went 0-for-3 before exiting. The injury doesn't sound too serious and we wouldn't expect him to miss much time.
 
6/4/2014 11:39:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has had great success (7-for-14) against San Francisco right-hander Ryan Vogelsong in his career.
Insight: Phillips (.269, 4 HR, 22 RBI) has been his regular ol' self this season, batting close to his lifetime average of .271 and he's well on-pace to record his fifth career season of 30 doubles or more. Six of his seven hits against Vogelsong have been singles, but that shouldn't dissuade you from starting him in all formats.
 
5/24/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips touched the Cardinals up for three hits Saturday at Great American Ballpark.
Insight: That extends Phillips' hitting streak to six games. Two of the three hits he registered Saturday went for extra bases. He's hitting .290 against St. Louis this season.
 
5/18/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati 2B Brandon Phillips has been very successful in his career against Phillies starter Cliff Lee.
Insight: Phillips has gone 10-for-31 (.323) with five doubles and a homer against Lee and has hit .347 with eight doubles and two home runs in May. He should be one of the players you consider for second base on Sunday.
 
5/14/2014 11:41:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati 2B Brandon Phillips is hitting .077 in his career against San Diego right-hander Ian Kennedy.
Insight: Phillips (.285, 2 HR, 9 RBI) had three hits in last night's series opener but we don't imagine he'll enjoy much success Wednesday with Kennedy (2-4, 3.12 ERA) throwing for the Padres.
 
5/13/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips went 3-for-4 with a double and one RBI Tuesday against San Diego.
Insight: Phillips (.285) has just nine RBI in 36 games this season; he drove in 21 runs in his first 18 games of 2013. He's also not running much for the second straight season. If you can get someone to buy him for his 20-20 production of 2009 or even his 18-103-5 numbers last year, go for it.
 
5/11/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has gone 3-for-3 (.158) with a double, triple and home run against Colorado right-hander Juan Nicasio.
Insight: Ok, the sample size is tiny, but he's obviously seeing the ball well. Phillips is batting .279 this season, but his .695 OPS is the worst since he became a full-time starter.