Brett Phillips

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Brett Maverick Phillips

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Outfielder Brett Phillips was selected by the Houston Astros in the 6th round of the 2012 amateur draft, out of high school. The scout was John Martin.

After a couple of unremarkable seasons in 2012 and 2013, he emerged in 2014 when he hit .310/.375/.529 in 130 games between the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League and the Lancaster JetHawks of the California League. His season included a lot of extra bases: 29 doubles, 14 triples and 17 homers. He scored 87 runs and drove in 68. He began 2015 with Lancaster and continued to hit well, with a .320 average in 66 games. On June 25th, he was promoted to the AA Corpus Christi Hooks and continued to rake as in 31 games, his batting average was .321. Now considered one of the top prospects in a very loaded Astros system (#6 according to Baseball America entering 2015), he was packaged in a trade with three other prospects - Domingo Santana, Josh Hader and Adrian Houser - to the Milwaukee Brewers on July 30th, in return for OF Carlos Gomez and P Mike Fiers.

He represented the United States in the 2015 Premier 12.

He made his major league debut with Brewers in June of 2017 and hit his first major league homer a month later, in what was already his third call-up by the Brewers, in memorable circumstances on July 16th. He came in to pinch-hit for Matt Garza with one on and two outs in the bottom of the 5th. He drove a pitch from Jeremy Hellickson into the stands to give his team a temporary 2-1 lead.

On July 27, 2018, he was traded to the Kansas City Royals along with P Jorge Lopez in return for 3B Mike Moustakas.

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