Cincinnati Reds
2014 Avg.
.258
 
Career Avg.
.271
Name  Brandon Phillips
Born  6/28/1981
Height  6-0
Weight  200
Number  4
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/18/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips went 2-for-3 with a double in a rehab start for Class-A Dayton on Sunday.
Insight: He is expected to be activated from the disabled list and return to the Reds on Monday against the Cardinals according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The 33-year-old has been out of the lineup after tearing a ligament in his left thumb on July 11. He is hitting .272 with seven home runs and 40 RBI this year.
 
8/14/2014 2:31:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, out since July 9 with a torn ligament in his left thumb, could begin a rehab assignment Friday, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Phillips (.272, 7 HR, 40 RBI, 33 runs) took batting practice Tuesday and worked out Wednesday. he could be ready to go for the Cardinals series which begins Monday.
 
8/12/2014 9:10:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, out since July 9 with a torn ligament in his left thumb, took batting practice on the field for the first time since his injury Tuesday, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Phillips has been hitting in the cages for about a week and taking ground balls for the last few days. The second baseman will need a minor league rehab assignment prior to returning. Since he isn't feeling pain when hitting, he could be back in less than two weeks.
 
8/8/2014 11:18:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (thumb) has been cleared to begin swinging a bat.
Insight: This is just the next step in the process. Phillips suffered a torn ligament in his left thumb on July 9. He's expected to be out until late August.
 
8/3/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (thumb) has begun fielding ground balls, according to a Cincinnati Enquirer report.
Insight: This is just the next step in the process. Phillips suffered a torn ligament in his left thumb on July 9. He's expected to be out until late August.
 
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.