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Brandon Phillips (2B)

Cincinnati Reds - 55% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Brandon Phillips went 4-for-5 with two home runs and seven RBI in the Reds' 15-5 win over the Pirates, adding a pair of stolen bases to become the first player to achieve the impressive stat line since the RBI was named an official stat in 1920, according to the Elias Stat Bureau. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Phillips exploded back on the scene for the Reds, hitting his first home run since June 28 and posting his first multi-hit game since July 21. Fantasy owners should be cautious before re-inserting Phillips into their lineup, as Phillips has lacked consistency despite his incredible evening on Thursday for Cincinnati. Prior to the seven runs driven in tonight, Phillips' last RBI came against Cleveland on July 17.


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The Reds managed just four hits in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Brandon Phillips knocked in the only run with an RBI double in the eighth. It was his only hit in four at-bats and is now batting .279 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips is nearly matching his career batting average and on-base percentage this season, but his power numbers are down. His career OPS is .741 and is down to .691 this season. While Phillips is still a solid fantasy second baseman, owners should not expect the pop in his bad from past seasons.


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The Cincinnati Reds needed only six hits to defeat the Twins on Wednesday, 2-1. Brandon Phillips had a solid game, going 1-for-3 with a double, run scored and a walk. He's now batting .288 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips has batted safely in seven straight games, although his average has increased only four points in the process. His slugging percentage and OPS are slightly below his career averages, but his batting average is higher. While not supplying as much power, Phillips is still a solid fantasy option at shortstop.


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The Cincinnati Reds took 13 innings to dismantle the Pittsbrugh Pirates, 5-4. Brandon Phillips played a key role in the game, going 3-for-7 with a triple, home run, two RBI and two runs scored. Phillips is now batting .290 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips has a modest three-game hitting streak, going 6-for-16 in that span. While his power numbers are down, he's on pace to steal 21 bases and is still productive in batting average and on-base percentage.


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Brandon finished the day, Sunday, 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored. He finished the series 3-for-11 with three runs scored, an RBI, and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: During the month of May, Brandon is fifth amongst second-basemen in the MLB for batting average. He is batting .394, including seven runs, five RBI, four walks, and four stolen bases. With the potential of the Reds to put up a ton of runs, Phillips is a player you want in your lineup.


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Phillips went 0-for-2 on Sunday, but managed to walk twice in his efforts at the plate. He entered the game on a six game hit-streak, only to see it end. Brandon isn't the type to take hit streaks deep, but for him, it's a sign he's playing well.

Fantasy Impact: Over the last seven days Phillips is hitting .348, with a homerun and six RBI. Over the season he is hitting .289 (which is very Brandon-esque), so we've caught him on the good side of that average. I'd continue to play him for value until he starts cooling off.


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Brandon Phillips is touting a .269 average with seven RBIs on the 2015 campaign. The Reds continue to slate him in the four spot on the lineup. The last time he hit 20 homeruns in a season was 2009, but maybe the Reds know something we don't.

Fantasy Impact: So long as Brandon is batting in this spot, he will have plenty of opportunities to put up big numbers. He is surrounded by great hitters in the four spot, so there is always the potential to drive in or being driven in for points.


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Brandon Phillips garnered two more hits Sunday off Adam Wainwright to pull his season average to .304. After starting off slow in his 2015 campaign, Phillips seems to be putting it together a nice April. He has 10 hits in his last 23 at bats.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips looks to keep things going well in their next series against Milwaukee. It will be a tough start though as Wily Peralta takes the mound in game one, who Phillips has a lifetime average of .188 against.


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Phillips went 2-for-4 in the Reds 5-0 loss to the Cubs. His two singles raised his batting average to .324.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran second basemen is off to a good start in 2015. Over the last four games, he's gone 9-for-14 keep him plugged in your lineups while he's hot.


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The last season Phillips was truly healthy was 2012, in which he finished 13th in MVP voting. With a more balanced lineup in 2015 than in 2014, a healthy 'Dat Dude' is poised to put up slightly above average numbers like he has proven he can. (Source: FanSided)

Fantasy Impact: Votto's ability to stay healthy and guys like Billy Hamilton getting on base is essential to Phillips' success. He's not going to be hitting over .300 or hitting tons of HRs. His value is mostly in defense at this point in his career, but he will certainly be able to provide consistent RBI if Votto and company get on base. Another low risk high reward candidate from the Reds.