|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||610.00||16.00||.264||83.00||81.00||7.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. Cubs||46||8||0|| .184|| .196|| .174|
|vs Wood (Career)||26||6||1|| .385||.259||.231|
|vs LHP||101||23||1|| .295|| .307|| .228|
|Last 10 Games|
|Brandon Phillips heating up for Reds |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/11/14) Reds veteran second baseman Brandon Phillips has done a 180 after a horrific slump upon his activation off the disabled list.
Phillips compiled a stat line of .155/.210/.190 in 15 games after returning from a thumb injury. He is at .381/.409/.476 in six games since. But he has still not homered since June 28. Phillips has just 38 runs scored and 47 RBI this season after racking up 80 and 103, respectively, a year ago.
|Manager: Brandon Phillips' return was rushed |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/4/14) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is hitting just .138 in 15 games since returning from the disabled list following thumb surgery, and manager Bryan Price admitted to MLB.com Phillips may have come back too soon.
"I think it all comes down to the inactivity, I don't think there's any question," Price said on Wednesday. "You take six weeks off and he jumps right back in like he did. That's on us, he wanted — we knew Brandon wanted to play, but that was in large part our willingness organizationally and my willingness as a manager to say yes. 'Sure, come on back, you played three games after six weeks, come on back.'"
Phillips missed about 40 days while recovering from surgery, and has yet to homer since his return in mid-August. He has just four RBI in 15 games as well, while striking out nine times and walking just twice.
|Brandon Phillips shows sign of life with two-RBI game |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(8/28/14) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips contributed to a 7-2 win over the Cubs Thursday, by driving in two runs.
Phillips had just one hit, but that was enough as he clubbed a two-run double in the fourth inning. He finished the game 1 for 4 before he was lifted for a pinch-hitter late.
Phillips has struggled since returning from the disabled list in mid-August, hitting just .205 with four RBI and no home runs in 10 games.
|Brandon Phillips returns from DL Monday |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/18/14) The Reds announced Monday they activated second baseman Brandon Phillips (thumb) off the 15-day disabled list. Phillips spent three games on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville and Class A Dayton, going 2 for 8 (.250) with one walk and one strikeout.
|A career-high RBI total disguised what was actually a significant decline for Brandon Phillips in 2013. Most notable was the drop in slugging percentage to an Erick Aybar-like .396, but his batting average and on-base percentage were both his lowest in eight seasons with the Reds. He also stopped being so aggressive on the base paths, finishing with five steals after averaging 21.4 in his previous seven seasons. For a 32-year-old middle infielder who has always relied more on athleticism than finesse, it's all pretty much par for the course, yet some Fantasy owners will assume Phillips is as productive as ever because of his 103 RBI. News flash: He had two of the game's best on-base guys in front of him in Joey Votto and Shin-Soo Choo. Maybe Choo's departure changes everything. Maybe Phillips no longer bats cleanup under a new manager. Maybe his decline continues, reducing him to more of a singles and doubles hitter. One way or another, those RBI figure to go elsewhere, leaving behind what looks an awful lot like Neil Walker. You could do worse than Phillips at second base, of course, but he's more of a middle-round fallback option these days.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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