Patrick James Phillips
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 170 lb.
- High School Redan High School
The brother of Brandon Phillips, P.J. Phillips has played in the minors.
Phillips was taken by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2nd round of the 2005 amateur draft. He was the 71st pick of the draft. The scout was Chris McAlpin. He debuted as a pro with the AZL Angels, hitting .291/.328/.407 and stealing 13 bases in 18 tries. One downside was 53 strikeouts (and only 9 walks) in 182 at-bats. He tied for 4th in the Arizona League with six triples and was 6th in strikeouts. With the 2006 Orem Owlz, he put up a .240/.298/.361 line and fielded only .869 at third base, his main position that year.
In 2007, he had his first campaign in a full-season league, hitting .245/.283/.397 for the Cedar Rapids Kernels with 8 triples, 13 home runs and 34 steals (in 38 tries). He had only 15 walks and 154 strikeouts in 436 at-bats. He fielded .926 at shortstop, with 40 errors. He tied Joe Benson for 4th in the Midwest League in three-baggers, was third in steals (behind Gorkys Hernandez and Jose Vallejo) and was second in strikeouts (behind Juan Francisco).
P.J. spent 2008 and 2009 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He hit .276/.313/.416 the first year with 11 triples and 35 swipes in 44 tries. He cut his strikeout total to 125 while improving his fielding percentage at SS to .941. He led the California League in triples (one ahead of Peter Bourjos) and tied Archie Gilbert for 6th in steals. In 2009, he slumped to .233/.274/.371 with 5 triples and 23 steals (caught 12 times). He tied Darren Ford for 7th in the league in times gunned down running. He moved to second base that year as Andrew Romine played short for the Quakes.
He missed 2010 due to shoulder injury. Returning in 2011, he struggled for the Inland Empire 66ers, going 21 for 86 with 7 doubles, 10 walks and 31 strikeouts.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|2017||Vallejo Admirals||Pacific Association||36-42||2nd (t)||Independent Leagues||League Champs|
|2018||Vallejo Admirals||Pacific Association||37-43||3rd||Independent Leagues||Lost in 1st round|
|2019||Vallejo Admirals||Pacific Association||34-30||3rd||Independent Leagues||Lost in 1st round|
- 2011 Angels Media Guide