Cincinnati Reds Midseason Report Card

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Second Base

May 24, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) hits an RBI double off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia in the sixth inning at Great American Ball Park. The Cardinals won 6-3. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is at left. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Phillips was the subject of trade rumors in the spring and then overcame a flap about hustle to post decent, but not spectacular, numbers.  Through 86 games, his OPS (.701) was the lowest of his career in Cincinnati, but he was somewhat of a steadying presence for  a team that struggled on offense and with consistency.  Then, of course, Phillips ripped his thumb apart, and the Reds have another hole to fill.

Grade : C