2B - ATL
Brandon Phillips to Atlanta confirmed
The deal sending Brandon Phillips to the Atlanta Braves is now complete.
The Reds will receive in return two fringe pitching prospects, but that was never the point. Phillips will slot in as the Braves everyday 2B while Sean Rodriguez recovers from his car accident, and the Reds open up an everyday spot to offer Jose Peraza.
Brandon Phillips traded to the Atlanta Braves
Brandon Phillips has been traded to the Atlanta Braves for a minimal return going to Reds. On a side note, the Reds will be paying most of Phillips 2017 contract.
Phillips hit .291 last season and it will be interesting to see what role Phillips plays in Atlanta. This is a huge plus for Reds INF Jose Peraza as it seems that he will finally get a chance to play everyday. Peraza's fantasy stock shoots right up every draft board as he should be a great source of average, runs, and the rare stolen base.
Brandon Phillips is close to being dealt to the Atlanta Braves
Reds long time 2B Brandon Phillips is close to being dealt to the Atlanta Braves.
Phillips has been in a Reds uniform for ten years and would have to agree to a deal before it goes through. Phillips ended the 2016 campaign with a .291 average, 11 home runs, 64 RBI, and 14 stolen bases. If Phillips does make his way over to Atlanta it would be interesting to see how much of a role he'll have in a young Braves lineup.
Brandon Phillips with a double and stolen base for the Reds
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.
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.
Brandon Phillips collects three hits in Phillies' win
Phillips went 3-for-4 at the plate on Sunday with a double, three runs and a RBI in the Reds' 8-0 victory.
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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