Paul Phillips (minors02)
Paul W. Phillips
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 225 lb.
- School Oakland University
- High School Blissfield High School
- Born January 26, 1984 in Ypsilanti, MI USA
Paul Phillips has pitched as high as AAA and in Taiwan.
Phillips was taken by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 9th round of the 2005 amateur draft; the scout was Kevin Briand. He made his pro debut that summer with the Auburn Doubledays and went 2-1 with 13 saves and a 2.29 ERA, striking out 41 in 39 1/3 IP. He tied for second in the New York-Penn League in saves, two behind Derek Feldkamp. He split 2006 between the Lansing Lugnuts (5-3, 14 Sv, 2.01), Dunedin Blue Jays (1-3, 6.97) and New Hampshire Fisher Cats (3 R, 2 ER in 2 1/3 IP). In '07, he was back with Lansing (1-1, 2.45 in 25 G, 34 K in 29 1/3 IP) and Dunedin (4-1, Sv, 6.26). He began 2008 but after a third straight poor turn there (2-0, 5.02 in 22 G), he was let go.
Paul finished 2008 with the independent Pensacola Pelicans, going 1-1 with a save and a 2.77 ERA in 21 games, though he walked 19 in 28 2/3 innings. The Tampa Bay Rays signed him as a minor league free agent. In 2009, he pitched 49 games between three Rays farm clubs: the Charlotte Stone Crabs (2-1, 2 Sv, 3.33), Montgomery Biscuits (3-3, 7 Sv, 2.43, .177 opponent average in 37 IP) and the Durham Bulls (4 H, 0 R, 3 BB in 7 2/3 IP). In 2010, he was an effective reliever for Montgomery (5-2, 7 Sv, 3.98) and Durham (1-0, 1.69 in 3 G). He returned to the same two clubs in 2011, going 2-4 with a save and a 4.55 ERA for the Biscuits and allowing 20 hits and 18 runs (16 earned) in 11 1/3 IP for the Bulls (0-1).
Back in the independent leagues, Phillips was 8-2 with a 3.10 ERA to open 2012 with the Somerset Patriots. He then signed with Taiwan's Lamigo Monkeys, going 4-1 with 8 saves and a 3.80 ERA in 21 outings; he was 4th in the 2012 CPBL in saves. In the 2012 Taiwan Series, he saved Mike Loree's gem in game one but blew game 2. Charged with a 4-2 lead, he served up a 2-run homer to Kuo-Ching Kao in the bottom of the 8th; he got the win when Lamigo rallied in the 9th.
- 2011 Rays Media Guide
- Taiwan Baseball Wiki
- CPBL player page
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