Evan Phillips
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Phillips with the Laconia Muskrats in 2013
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 59
Pitcher
Born: (1994-09-11) September 11, 1994 (age 27)
Salisbury, Maryland
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 3, 2018, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
(through July 21, 2022)
Win–loss record6–7
Earned run average4.92
Strikeouts121
Teams

Evan John Phillips (born September 11, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays.

Career

Atlanta Braves

Phillips attended Clayton High School in Clayton, North Carolina and was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 33rd round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign and played college baseball at University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He was then drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 17th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

Phillips spent his first professional season with the Danville Braves and Rome Braves,[2] going a combined 2-3 with a 2.73 ERA in 29.2 total relief innings pitched. In 2016, he pitched for the Carolina Mudcats and Mississippi Braves, pitching to a combined 8-4 record and 3.02 ERA in 43 relief appearances between both teams, and after the season played in the Arizona Fall League. Phillips played 2017 with Mississippi and the Gwinnett Braves, going a combined 3-4 with a 6.14 ERA in 51.1 total innings pitched,[3] and started 2018 with Gwinnett Stripers.[4]

Phillips was called up by the Atlanta Braves on June 23, 2018.[5] He returned to the Stripers on June 25, without making a major league appearance.[6] He was recalled on July 2 and made his major league debut the next day.[7][8] In his debut he pitched 2+13 innings, yielding a home run.[8][9]

Baltimore Orioles

On July 31, 2018, Phillips, Jean Carlos Encarnacion, Brett Cumberland, Bruce Zimmermann and international signing money were traded to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Kevin Gausman and Darren O'Day.[10]

In 2020 for the Orioles, Phillips pitched to a 5.02 ERA and 20 strikeouts over 14.1 innings pitched in 14 games.[11] On September 30, 2020, Phillips was outrighted off of the 40-man roster.[12]

In 2021, Phillips made 18 appearances for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides, and had a 5.04 ERA with 35 strikeouts.

On August 2, 2021, Phillips was released by the Orioles.[13]

Tampa Bay Rays

On August 3, 2021, Phillips signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.[14] On August 12, the Rays selected Phillips' contract.[15] He made his Rays debut on August 13, pitching three innings and giving up one run, while earning his first career save. The following day, he was designated for assignment.[16]

Los Angeles Dodgers

On August 16, 2021, the Los Angeles Dodgers claimed Phillips off of waivers.[17] He made his debut for the Dodgers on August 19, 2021, pitching 2+13 innings in relief against the New York Mets and getting his first win as a Dodger.[18] He pitched in a total of seven games for the Dodgers in 2021, allowing four earned runs in 10+13 innings.[19] He pitched three scoreless innings over two games in the 2021 NLCS against the Atlanta Braves, allowing only one hit and two walks while striking out six.[19]

Personal life

Phillips’ father, Joe played baseball at Anne Arundel Community College.

References

  1. ^ Best, D. Clay (June 12, 2015). "Clayton's Evan Phillips drafted by Atlanta Braves". The News and Observer. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Ex-UNCW Phillips minds his business with Braves". Star News. August 31, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Evan Phillips Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Marcovitch, Max E. (June 20, 2018). "Phillips enjoying career season in Gwinnett, not dwelling on potential promotion". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Burns, Gabriel (June 24, 2018). "Evan Phillips 'always believed' he'd be major leaguer". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  6. ^ McElhaney, Tori (June 27, 2018). "With Folty activated, Phillips back to Triple-A". MLB.com. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  7. ^ Bowman, Mark (July 2, 2018). "Braves call up Phillips, Reed". MLB.com. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Bowman, Mark (July 4, 2018). "Newcomb's struggles too much for Braves". MLB.com. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  9. ^ Bowman, Mark (July 4, 2018). "Braves recall prospect Gohara, option Phillips". MLB.com. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Gausman, O'Day acquired from Orioles". MLB.com.
  11. ^ "Evan Phillips Stats, Fantasy & News". MLB.com.
  12. ^ "Orioles Outright Evan Phillips". MLB Trade Rumors.
  13. ^ "Orioles Release Three Players". MLB Trade Rumors.
  14. ^ "Rays Sign Evan Phillips To Minor League Deal". MLB Trade Rumors.
  15. ^ "Rays Select Evan Phillips". MLB Trade Rumors.
  16. ^ "Rays Designate Evan Phillips For Assignment, Select Adam Conley". MLB Trade Rumors.
  17. ^ Adams, Steve (August 16, 2021). "Dodgers Claim Evan Phillips". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved August 16, 2021.
  18. ^ "Dodgers' Evan Phillips: Notches first win". cbssports.com. August 19, 2021. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  19. ^ a b "Evan Phillips Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 7, 2021.