Brett Phillips (baseball)
Born: May 30, 1994|
|Representing United States|
|2015 WBSC Premier12|
Phillips was drafted by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft out of Seminole High School in Seminole, Florida. He signed with the Astros rather than play college baseball at North Carolina State University. He made his professional debut that year for the Gulf Coast Astros of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, hitting .251 in 54 games. Phillips played in 41 games in 2013 between the Greeneville Astros of the Rookie-level Appalachian League and Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League, hitting .242/.347/.331 in 157 at-bats. Phillips started 2014 back with Quad Cities and was promoted to the Lancaster JetHawks of the Class A-Advanced California League after posting a .883 on-base plus slugging (OPS) and 13 home runs in 103 games. He finished the year hitting .310/.375/.529 with 17 home runs and was named the Astros' Minor League Player of the Year after the season.
On July 30, 2015, the Astros traded Phillips, Domingo Santana, Josh Hader, and Adrian Houser to the Milwaukee Brewers for Carlos Gómez and Mike Fiers. He finished the season with the Biloxi Shuckers of the Class AA Southern League. The Brewers invited Phillips to spring training, where he was to compete to be the Brewers center fielder for the 2016 season. However, he strained an oblique muscle and was sent to minor league camp before he could appear in a game. The Brewers opted to assign Phillips to Biloxi to start the 2016 season. The Brewers added him to their 40-man roster after the season.
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- "Houston Astros prospect Brett Phillips stays hot with first career five-hit night for Lancaster JetHawks - MiLB.com News - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
- River Bandit Phillips named Astros' top Minor Leaguer
- "Astros name Josh Hader and Brett Phillips as top minor league players for 2014". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
- "Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers traded to Houston Astros for prospects". ESPN.com. July 30, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
- Rosiak, Todd; Haudricourt, Tom (March 30, 2016). "Promising outfielder Brett Phillips finally gets to play for Brewers". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
- "Nine Brewers competing for center-field job". MLB.com. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
- "Brewers prospect Brett Phillips shows power potential for Shuckers". Sun Herald. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)