Brandon Phillips
Brandon Phillips

Brandon Phillips (2B)

Cincinnati Reds

Bats: R   Throws: R

Brandon Phillips finished 1-for-4 with a double and a stolen base on Saturday afternoon. Phillips is 8-for-19 with three doubles, three RBI, and five runs scored over the last seven days. He has a .734 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips has hits in nine of his last 10 games as a part of his seven-game hitting streak and now has 10 stolen bases this season. He has three multi-hit games in his hitting streak and has a .367 batting average in September.

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Phillips went 3-for-4 at the plate on Sunday with a double, three runs and a RBI in the Reds' 8-0 victory.

Fantasy Impact: With his three-hit effort, Phillips has raised his season average up to .289. He has been on fire since the beginning of August batting .359 with four homers, 24 runs, 18 RBI and four steals over his last 33 games. Other than a decrease in steals this season, he is on pace to post similar numbers to 2015 and remains an asset as a middle infielder for fantasy rosters.

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Brandon Phillips exited Sunday's game with a knee contusion. He's considered day-to-day. (Source: Zach Buchanan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Phillips has been red-hot for the Reds and fantasy owners, posting multiple hits in four of his last six games entering play on Sunday. Hopefully, he's not sidelined for an extended stretch by the knee issue. He's posted an OPS of .722 on the season with eight HRs and eight SBs.

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Phillips went 2-for-4 on Tuesday against the Rangers with a pair of singles and two runs in the 8-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips is currently in an extended home run drought, hitting his last long ball on May 7 which concluded a five-homer stretch over four games. Since that date, the 34-year-old second basemen is batting just .238 with a .291 slugging percentage. Phillips' owners may want to try to shop him around while his overall numbers still look solid.

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Phillips went 3-for-5 with a double, run, RBI and steal in the Reds 10-9 loss to the Nationals Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips now has a nine-game hitting streak, batting .389 with a pair of doubles, five runs and four RBI during the streak. The 34-year-old second basemen is batting .268 with six homers and four steals in 51 games this season. While he will have a hard time matching the 23 steals he had a season ago, he is already half way to his 12 home run mark last year. Phillips is a viable fantasy middle infielder in standard mixed leagues.

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Brandon Phillips remained out of the Reds' lineup on Wednesday due to his foot injury suffered over the weekend.

Fantasy Impact: The team expects him to be back in action as soon as this weekend. They are giving the veteran ample time so that he can make a full recovery and avoid the disabled list. Phillips has been mostly boom-or-bust this season, lacking the consistency season-long owners are looking for. He has made for a solid play in favorable DFS matchups as he provide both power and speed upside.

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Brandon Phillips is 2-for-8 with a home run against the Brewers' starter on Saturday, Cody Anderson, and has five of his six home runs this season this month. Phillips has hits in three of his last five games, scorinrg runs in each of his last two games, but has not had an extra-base hit for the last four games. He has a .711 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips will not make or break a DFS lineup today, but his .190 batting average over the last seven days and five home runs this month tell two different stories. He has seen his batting average drop from .277 to .248 over the last 10 games, but does have a .300 batting average and four home runs against the Brewers this season. Further confusing the pick is that he only has a .554 OPS away from Great American Ballpark this season, .680 OPS against right-handed pitchers, and a .666 OPS at Miller Park from 2013-2015.


Phillips homered again on Friday making three straight games with a long ball for the Reds' second basemen. Phillips finished the game 1-for-4 with three RBI in the Reds 5-1 win over the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips has been on fire over the last three games going 5-for-12 with three home runs and seven RBI. Phillips will look to extend his home run streak on Saturday against the Brewers' Jimmy Nelson.

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Phillips went 1-for-4 with a strikeout and left three runners on base in the Reds' 3-1 loss to the Giants on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Since missing a couple of games with a finger injury, Phillips is just 3-for-20 over his last five games with no extra-base hits. For the season, Phillips is hitting .271 with one home run, 11 runs, seven RBI and three steals. Monitor Phillips' production over the next few days as the finger injury could be affecting his hitting.

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Brandon Phillips was once again sidelined by injury on Wednesday. He's listed as day-to-day with injuries to his finger and shin.

Fantasy Impact: The Reds are off Thursday before resuming play Friday, so the team could simply be giving Phillips another day of rest prior to the weekend series. Owners will want to check lineups prior to Friday's game, but there's no indication that he will be sent to the DL at this point.

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Brandon Phillips is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Mets. Ivan De Jesus will start at second base for the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips was removed from Monday's game after a painful at-bat against Noah Syndergaard, in which he fouled two balls off his foot and was hit in the hand. Hopefully, Phillips recovers enough to be in the lineup tomorrow, but keep a watchful eye out for any news on his injuries.


Phillips went 0-for-3 with a strikeout on Sunday in the Reds' 9-0 loss to Jason Hammel and the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips is currently hitting .297 with one home run, seven RBI, nine runs and two steals in 17 games for the Reds. He is a solid middle infield option in all mixed leagues.

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Brandon Phillips finished 2-for-4 with two runs against the Rockies on Wednesday, his third multi-hit game in his last five games. He has an .888 OPS and nine runs scored in 15 games this season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips rebounded from a poor 2014 season with a .294 batting average and 23 stolen bases in 2015, so fantasy owners had to expect that Phillips would come out strong to begin the 2016. Even the most optimistic Phillips fan would not have expected that he looked this good to open the season, as he only had a .660 OPS in April from 2013-2015. The Reds' 2B has opened the season with two stolen bases, five extra-base hits, and a .347 batting average as the Reds' cleanup hitter. Phillips looks like a top-10 2B this season and has potential to be a top-five 2B with what has become a surprisingly strong Reds' offense.

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Phillips collected one hit in four at-bats on Friday night in the Reds' 14-3 loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis. Phillips is currently hitting .276 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips' days as an elite fantasy option at second base have past but he can still be a solid contributor as a middle infielder option in all fantasy leagues with double-digit home run and steals potential. Phillips has one home run and two steals so far this season.

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After missing the last two games due to illness, Phillips returned to the Reds' lineup on Friday with a bang going deep off Francisco Liriano in his first at-bat. Phillips finished the game going 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The 34-year-old Phillips remains fantasy relevant hitting in the middle of the Reds lineups. Phillips will look to duplicate last season's performance where he hit .294 with 12 home runs, 70 RBI and 23 steals.

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Brandon Phillips was held out of the Reds' lineup Wednesday due to a stomach bug, and he's not in the team's lineup for Thursday in their finale against the Phillies. (Source: John Fay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It seems this is 'only' a stomach bug, so there shouldn't be a lingering issue. Owners will want to monitor his status for the team's weekend series. Since Thursday is an early start, it would seem that he should be good to go for the weekend, but nothing has been announced.

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Brandon Phillips has two hits in 12 at-bats this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips saw a resurgence in 2015, again hitting double-digit home runs while stealing the most bases (23) he had since 2009. He was a pleasant surprise, and our experts expect him to return value at his current ADP of 231. He's expected to again provide double-digit home runs and steals from the 2B position.

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In the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 loss on Thursday. Brandon Phillips went 2-for-5 and swiped his 22nd stolen base of the year. Brandon Phillips only had seven stolen bases across the 2013-14 seasons.

Fantasy Impact: As the season comes down to the final weekend of games, Brandon Phillips continues to add to one of his career years and shows he is a top tier player at his position.

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The Reds got 13 hits in a 9-7 win over the Brewers on Saturday. Brandon Phillips lead the attack, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored. Phillips raised his batting average to .295 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips is batting .358 with 13 RBI this month, including two three-hit games over the past four days. While his power numbers are slightly down, Phillips is a good choice in terms of batting average and stolen bases.

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The Reds defeated the Giants on Tuesday in ten innings by the score of 9-8. Brandon Phillips had a big night for the Reds, going 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Phillips raised his batting average to .293 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips has been hot in September, hitting .352 with two home runs and ten RBI. His batting average is 20 points higher than his career mark, but his on-base percentage and OPS are slightly down. Having said that, Phillips is hitting the ball well and is a good fantasy option at second base for the final few weeks of the season.

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The Reds defeated the Brewers on Sunday by the score of 6-3. Brandon Phillips lead the attack for the Reds, going 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored. Phillips is now 11-for-21 this month and is batting .296 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Although Phillips is slightly below his career averages in slugging percentage and OPS, he is on fire at the right time of the season for fantasy owners. With a few weeks remaining in the season, Phillips is a good choice for teams struggling at second base.

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The Reds fell to the Brewers on Saturday by the score of 8-6. The loss dropped the Reds to 55-78 for the season. Brandon Phillips continues to swing a hot bat, going 4-for-4 with a walk, RBI and run scored. Phillips raised his batting average to .295 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips extended his hitting streak to seven games, a streak which ended in the second game of the double-header. Phillips doesn't drive the ball like he once did, but still has a solid batting average and steals bases. While not the best option at second base, Phillips is a solid choice down the stretch.

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Brandon Phillips helps contribute to Cincinnati Reds' win Wednesday with three hit game.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Phillips continues to have a great season individually, even as the team has struggles. Phillips has a batting average of .317 over last 30 games. Look to Brandon Phillips to help lead your fantasy as the playoff approach in season long leagues.

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The Reds exploded for a 10-run sixth inning in Monday's 12-5 win over the Detroit Tigers. Brandon Phillips played a key role, going 2-for-5 with a triple, home run and four RBI. Phillips is now batting .286 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips is still a very reliable hitter, in terms of batting average. His slugging percentage and OPS are down from his career averages, but Phillips is still one of the better fantasy second basemen. He should be considered for the stretch run.

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The Reds fell to the Royals on Wednesday by the score of 4-3. Brandon Phillips had a good game in the loss, going 2-for-3 with a home run, RBI and run scored. He's now batting .286 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: The home run for Phillips was his ninth this season. His on-base percentage is a rather mediocre .323 and his OPS is at .707. While not the offensive player he was in his prime, Phillips is still a good option at second base for teams struggling at the position.

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The Reds used the long ball in defeating the Diamondbacks on Saturday, 4-1. Brandon Phillips was one that went deep, belting his eighth home run of the season. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk and is now batting ..284 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips continues to be a productive second baseman, with an on-base percentage of .320 and OPS of .700. While the OPS is down from his career mark, Phillips is still a solid option at second base for those struggling at the position.

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The Reds got seven hits in a 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday. Brandon Phillips set the tone, going 2-for-4 with his 15th stolen base and a run scored. Phillips increased his average to .282 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips is having a solid year with seven home runs and 39 RBI, although his slugging percentage is down to .374, off from his .421 career mark. While not an upper echelon fantasy second baseman at this point, he's still a decent option at the position.

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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: MLB.com)

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.