Cincinnati Reds Report Cards: Brandon Phillips

Posted: 29th September 2009 by Cliff Eastham in MLB
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Reds' second baseman Brandon Phillips is next up to be graded on his performance this season. Phillips has been as steady as anyone this season. The longest stretch of the season for him without a hit was six games. From Apr. 15 until Apr. 23, he went 0-21 with an OBS of only .087. Other than that mini-lapse, Brandon has done well at the bat. He hasn't had much time off this season, playing in 147 of 156 games to this point. Phillips has also had a decent season with men in scoring position. He is batting .291 with an OBP of .335. He has already set a career high of 95 RBI, though he hasn't demonstrated the power that he displayed in 2007 when he belted 30 HR. This is the third consecutive year that he has hit at least 20 HR and stole more than 20 bases. Aside from the couple of occasions ...

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