|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||610.00||16.00||.264||83.00||81.00||7.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Atlanta||12||3||0|| .250|| .333|| .250|
|vs Teheran (Career)||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||258||71||6|| .299|| .399|| .275|
|08/21/2014||Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN|
Michael Bourn, CF CLE
|Craig Kimbrel, RP ATL|
|08/21/2014||Cole Hamels, SP PHI|
Khris Davis, LF MIL
Mark Buehrle, SP TOR
|Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN|
Matt Holliday, LF STL
Justin Upton, LF ATL
|08/21/2014||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B WAS|
Elvis Andrus, SS TEX
Jered Weaver, SP LAA
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
|Mike Trout, CF LAA|
Mark Reynolds, 1B MIL
Logan Morrison, 1B SEA
Didi Gregorius, SS ARI
Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN
Drew Hutchison, SP TOR
|Last 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.
|Brandon Phillips starts rehab work |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(8/16/14) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (thumb) began a minor-league rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Louisville. Phillips played the field for seven innings and finished 0 for 2 with a walk. It was his first game action since July 9.
|Louisville site of Brandon Phillips rehab |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/14/14) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will begin a rehab stint Friday with Triple-A Louisville. The date, but not the site, had been determined earlier in the week.
A thumb injury has prevented Phillips from playing with Cincinnati since July 9.
|Brandon Phillips set to begin rehab stint Friday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/13/14) Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, who has been out for five weeks with a thumb injury, is set to start a minor league rehab assignment Friday.
The team has yet to announce where it will begin, but it will likely be Triple-A Louisville or Class A Dayton, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.
|Is that stashed superstar really worth the wait? |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/12/14) So you're at the point, with the season winding down, where you have to win at all costs. Seems straightforward enough. The only problem is your bench is overflowing with players you can't actually use -- ones that are injured but too valuable to drop, like Brett Lawrie, Brandon Phillips, Adam Eaton, Michael Wacha, Paul Goldschmidt, Yadier Molina, Ryan Zimmerman, Joey Votto, Carlos Gonzalez or Masahiro Tanaka.
Or maybe your albatross isn't injured but just doesn't inspire much confidence right now, like Pedro Alvarez, Justin Verlander or Mike Minor.
I've got news for you: This late in the year, when winning is paramount, you can consider dropping them. Granted, it shouldn't be the goal because the competition can only benefit from whatever you forfeit, but sometimes, it's your only choice.
I break it down player-by-player in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, so if you could a little assistance with that season-shifting dilemma, be sure to check out.
|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) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/21/14||ATL||7:10 pm||Julio Teheran|
|8/22/14||ATL||7:10 pm||Mike Minor|
|8/23/14||ATL||7:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
|8/24/14||ATL||1:10 pm||Aaron Harang|
|8/26/14||CHC||7:10 pm||Edwin Jackson|
|8/27/14||CHC||7:10 pm||Travis Wood|
|8/28/14||CHC||12:35 pm||Jake Arrieta|