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Brandon Phillips
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Team: CincinnatiHt / Wt: 6-0 / 208 NFBC ADP: 277.22
Position: 2BBorn: 6/28/1981 Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 2nd Round by Expos (1999)

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Jan. 5 8:52 PM PT9:52 PM MT10:52 PM CT11:52 PM ET23:52 ET4:52 GMT12:52 9:52 PM MST11:52 PM EST12:22 AM VEN8:52 UAE10:52 PM CT-Phillips reportedly invoked his no-trade clause in November to block a potential trade to the Braves.
Analysis: Phillips has used his no-trade clause three times according to a report. Phillips nixed trades to the Nationals and Diamondbacks last winter. The three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award-winner is a lifetime .275 hitter with 197 home runs, 889 RBIs and 198 stolen bases in 1,749 career games with the Reds and Indians. Last season, Phillips hit .291 with 11 homers, 64 RBIs and 14 steals in 141 games.
Sep. 28 8:26 AM PT9:26 AM MT10:26 AM CT11:26 AM ET11:26 ET15:26 GMT23:26 8:26 AM MST10:26 AM EST10:56 AM VEN19:26 UAE10:26 AM CT-Phillips sat out a third straight game Friday due to a sore left hand and wrist.
Analysis: The veteran second baseman was being examined by members of the Reds medical staff, according to manager Bryan Price. Phillips, injured in the seventh inning of Tuesday's loss at St. Louis, is day to day and uncertain to play in Cincinnati's season-ending series with the Cubs.
Sep. 27 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET12:28 ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST11:58 AM VEN20:28 UAE11:28 AM CT-Phillips came up big with four hits - including his 34th double - in the Reds' 15-2 win over St. Louis on Monday.
Analysis: Phillips is finishing strong with a .393 average over his last 14 games.
Sep. 20 10:18 PM PT11:18 PM MT12:18 AM CT1:18 AM ET1:18 ET5:18 GMT13:18 10:18 PM MST12:18 AM EST12:48 AM VEN9:18 UAE12:18 AM CT-Phillips had a solo homer in Monday's loss to the Cubs to increase his hitting streak to nine games.
Analysis: Phillips is batting .400 (14 for 35) with two homers, six RBIs and 10 runs scored over the tear, though he's been hot for much of the second half. His .347 average since July 6 trails only teammate Joey Votto and DJ LeMahieu for the highest in the majors.
Sep. 17 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET0:03 ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST11:33 PM VEN8:03 UAE11:03 PM CT-Phillips had an RBI single Friday to give him a hit in six straight games.
Analysis: He's 10 for 19 with seven runs scored over his last five contests.
Sep. 12 7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET22:30 ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 PM MST9:30 PM EST10:00 PM VEN6:30 UAE (+1)9:30 PM CT-Phillips had a pair of singles and scored a run in Monday's 3-0 win over the Brewers.
Analysis: Phillips is 8 for 11 with six runs in his last three contests and is batting .405 in nine games this month. He is batting .378 in the season series with Milwaukee and is hitting .355 in 31 career at-bats against Tuesday's scheduled starter Matt Garza.
Sep. 11 8:06 PM PT9:06 PM MT10:06 PM CT11:06 PM ET23:06 ET3:06 GMT11:06 8:06 PM MST10:06 PM EST10:36 PM VEN7:06 UAE (+1)10:06 PM CT-Phillips had three hits for a second straight game and also knocked in a run in Sunday's win at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: The 35-year-old, who had homered earlier in the four-game series, is having a strong second half to his 15th major league season. Phillips is hitting a scorching .374 with 24 runs scored and 18 RBIs in 32 games since Aug. 3.
Sep. 10 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET23:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST11:00 PM VEN7:30 UAE (+1)10:30 PM CT-Phillips had three of Cincinnati's 15 hits Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Phillips is hitting .365 (19 for 52) with four homers and 10 RBIs in 14 games against the Pirates this season.
Sep. 7 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Phillips singled twice Wednesday.
Analysis: He's 6 for 18 over his last four games.
Sep. 2 7:28 PM PT8:28 PM MT9:28 PM CT10:28 PM ET22:28 ET2:28 GMT10:28 7:28 PM MST9:28 PM EST9:58 PM VEN6:28 UAE (+1)9:28 PM CT-Phillips went 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored Friday.
Analysis: He's been playing well over the last month, batting .372 with three homers, eight doubles, 16 RBIs and 18 runs scored in his past 25 games.
Aug. 29 8:08 AM PT9:08 AM MT10:08 AM CT11:08 AM ET11:08 ET15:08 GMT23:08 8:08 AM MST10:08 AM EST10:38 AM VEN19:08 UAE10:08 AM CT-Phillips hit his ninth homer Sunday.
Analysis: He's batting .410 with three homers, seven doubles, 16 RBIs and 17 runs scored in his last 21 games.
Aug. 28 9:26 AM PT10:26 AM MT11:26 AM CT12:26 PM ET12:26 ET16:26 GMT0:26 9:26 AM MST11:26 AM EST11:56 AM VEN20:26 UAE11:26 AM CT-Phillips went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for Cincinnati in a 13-0 rout of the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Analysis: Phillips, who was hitting just .261 as of August 3, is hitting .413 with 15 RBIs in 20 games since.
Aug. 21 5:17 PM PT6:17 PM MT7:17 PM CT8:17 PM ET20:17 ET0:17 GMT8:17 5:17 PM MST7:17 PM EST7:47 PM VEN4:17 UAE (+1)7:17 PM CT-Phillips continued to boost fantasy owners with two more hits in Sunday's 4-0 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Phillips is batting a ridiculous .464 with six doubles and 13 RBIs over his last 15 games.
Aug. 18 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET0:03 ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST11:33 PM VEN8:03 UAE11:03 PM CT-Phillips went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.
Analysis: Phillips has eight multi-hit efforts in his last 11 games, batting .500 (20 for 40) with two homers and 13 RBIs.
Aug. 15 9:45 AM PT10:45 AM MT11:45 AM CT12:45 PM ET12:45 ET16:45 GMT0:45 9:45 AM MST11:45 AM EST12:15 PM VEN20:45 UAE11:45 AM CT-Phillips left Sunday's game in the second inning with a bruised left knee.
Analysis: The Reds second baseman was injured when Orlando Arcia slid into his left leg on a stolen base attempt in the first inning. X-rays were negative. Phillips is 3 for 8 against David Phelps, the Marlins scheduled starter for Monday's opener with Cincinnati.
Aug. 13 9:42 AM PT10:42 AM MT11:42 AM CT12:42 PM ET12:42 ET16:42 GMT0:42 9:42 AM MST11:42 AM EST12:12 PM VEN20:42 UAE11:42 AM CT-Phillips returned from a one-game absence to go 3 for 5 with an RBI double in Friday's win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: The veteran second baseman picked up right where he left off after sitting out Wednesday with a minor quad injury. Phillips is now a torrid 16 for 30 with two homers, nine RBIs and eight runs scored over his past eight games.
Aug. 7 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET23:15 ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST10:45 PM VEN7:15 UAE (+1)10:15 PM CT-Phillips stayed hot with three hits and two RBIs on Sunday.
Analysis: In the last five games, Phillips is a sizzling 12 for 19 with eight RBIs.
Aug. 6 7:25 PM PT8:25 PM MT9:25 PM CT10:25 PM ET22:25 ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST9:55 PM VEN6:25 UAE (+1)9:25 PM CT-Phillips stayed hot Saturday, belting two home runs in a 5-3 loss at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Phillips has heated up of late, going 9 for 15 with six RBIs over his last four games.
Aug. 5 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Phillips had at least two hits for the third straight game Friday.
Analysis: He's 7 for 11 with two doubles, four RBIs and four runs in that span.
Aug. 4 7:46 PM PT8:46 PM MT9:46 PM CT10:46 PM ET22:46 ET2:46 GMT10:46 7:46 PM MST9:46 PM EST10:16 PM VEN6:46 UAE (+1)9:46 PM CT-Phillips had three hits to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-0 victory and a rare series win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
Analysis: After going 0 for 5 in the series opener, Phillips was 5 for 8 in the final two games.
July 30 1:04 PM PT2:04 PM MT3:04 PM CT4:04 PM ET16:04 ET20:04 GMT4:04 1:04 PM MST3:04 PM EST3:34 PM VEN0:04 UAE (+1)3:04 PM CT-Phillips pushed his hitting streak to 16 games Friday, collecting two doubles and a single along with an RBI and two runs in a 6-0 win over the Padres.
Analysis: Phillips is batting .355 during the streak but hasn't been particularly productive with his 22 hits, with only five going for extra bases and driving in just seven runs.
July 26 6:44 AM PT7:44 AM MT8:44 AM CT9:44 AM ET9:44 ET13:44 GMT21:44 6:44 AM MST8:44 AM EST9:14 AM VEN17:44 UAE8:44 AM CT-Phillips' hitting streak reached 13 games Monday.
Analysis: He's batting .347 over that stretch.
July 20 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET16:49 ET20:49 GMT4:49 1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)3:49 PM CT-Phillips extended his hitting streak to nine games Wednesday.
Analysis: He's batting .353 over that stretch with four RBIs.
July 15 7:44 PM PT8:44 PM MT9:44 PM CT10:44 PM ET22:44 ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST10:14 PM VEN6:44 UAE (+1)9:44 PM CT-After exiting Friday's game against Milwaukee in the seventh inning with a strained right calf, Phillips was held out of the lineup Saturday. He's listed as day to day.
Analysis: The veteran second baseman is already dealing with a hairline fracture in his left hand, so he's pretty banged up right now. That keeps a hot bat on the bench since Phillips is 9 for 22 over his last six games.
July 8 8:00 PM PT9:00 PM MT10:00 PM CT11:00 PM ET23:00 ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST10:30 PM VEN7:00 UAE (+1)10:00 PM CT-Phillips was hit by a pitch on the left hand and X-rays revealed he sustained a hairline fracture Friday.
Analysis: Phillips initially stayed in the game before being taken out in the bottom of the eighth in favor of Jose Peraza. Phillips is hitting .256 with six home runs and 31 RBIs in 80 games this season.
July 1 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET10:46 ET14:46 GMT22:46 7:46 AM MST9:46 AM EST10:16 AM VEN18:46 UAE9:46 AM CT-Phillips broke out of his slump with two hits in Thursday's 13-4 loss at Washington.
Analysis: Phillips had been 3 for 21 over his previous five games.
June 7 8:16 PM PT9:16 PM MT10:16 PM CT11:16 PM ET23:16 ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST10:46 PM VEN7:16 UAE (+1)10:16 PM CT-Phillips had a single, extending his hitting streak to 10 games Tuesday.
Analysis: It matches Zack Cozart for longest by a Red this season.
June 4 1:18 PM PT2:18 PM MT3:18 PM CT4:18 PM ET16:18 ET20:18 GMT4:18 1:18 PM MST3:18 PM EST3:48 PM VEN0:18 UAE (+1)3:18 PM CT-Phillips had two hits and drove in two runs in a 7-2 win against Washington on Friday.
Analysis: Phillips is batting .370 (10 for 27) in a modest seven-game hit streak.
May 8 8:40 AM PT9:40 AM MT10:40 AM CT11:40 AM ET11:40 ET15:40 GMT23:40 8:40 AM MST10:40 AM EST11:10 AM VEN19:40 UAE10:40 AM CT-Phillips continued his home run binge with a pair of solo shots in Saturday's loss to Milwaukee.
Analysis: He's now homered in a career-high four straight games, hitting five with nine RBIs and going 7 for 16 over that stretch. The 34-year-old had just 12 homers in 588 at-bats last season.
May 7 4:13 PM PT5:13 PM MT6:13 PM CT7:13 PM ET19:13 ET23:13 GMT7:13 4:13 PM MST6:13 PM EST6:43 PM VEN3:13 UAE (+1)6:13 PM CT-Phillips homered for the third straight game in a 5-1 win against Milwaukee on Friday night.
Analysis: Phillips, who has four homers this season, registered a three-run shot off Tyler Cravy in the third inning and has seven of his 14 RBIs in his past three games.
May 6 3:06 PM PT4:06 PM MT5:06 PM CT6:06 PM ET18:06 ET22:06 GMT6:06 3:06 PM MST5:06 PM EST5:36 PM VEN2:06 UAE (+1)5:06 PM CT-Phillips homered in a second straight game and collected three RBIs in Thursday's victory over Milwaukee.
Analysis: The 34-year-old Phillips continues to produce, as he's hitting .293 with 11 RBIs over a solid 25-game start to his 15th major league campaign.
Apr. 25 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET21:10 ET1:10 GMT9:10 6:10 PM MST8:10 PM EST8:40 PM VEN5:10 UAE (+1)8:10 PM CT-Phillips has been hit in the finger by a pitch from Mets ace Noah Syndergaard and forced to exit the game Monday night.
Analysis: Phillips was nicked in the fourth inning. He fell to his knees on the grass down the third base line, was examined by a trainer and left. X-rays on his left ring finger were negative.
Apr. 20 2:52 PM PT3:52 PM MT4:52 PM CT5:52 PM ET17:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)4:52 PM CT-Phillips followed up Tuesday's 4-for-4 performance with two more hits in Wednesday's win over Colorado.
Analysis: Phillips is batting .370 since going hitless on opening day.
Apr. 11 1:26 PM PT2:26 PM MT3:26 PM CT4:26 PM ET16:26 ET20:26 GMT4:26 1:26 PM MST3:26 PM EST3:56 PM VEN0:26 UAE (+1)3:26 PM CT-Phillips went 2 for 4 and scored a run on Sunday.
Analysis: He has hits in his last three games.
Feb. 24 10:04 AM PT11:04 AM MT12:04 PM CT1:04 PM ET13:04 ET18:04 GMT2:04 11:04 AM MST1:04 PM EST1:34 PM VEN22:04 UAE12:04 PM CT-Reds President of Baseball Operations Walt Jocketty says the Reds had deals with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Washington Nationals for Phillips, but the second baseman blocked the deals.
Analysis: Phillips, who turns 35 on June 28, is the highest tenured Reds player on a team that is trying to rebuild and acquired Jose Peraza from the Los Angeles Dodgers specifically to replace Phillips. Phillips can refuse all trades because he's played 10 years in the majors and at least five seasons with the Reds. But he refused to acknowledge the deals even when told Jocketty went on record about the moves.

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