Phillips, a Nacogdoches, Texas native, was signed by the Otters during the 2015 season after he spent the previous three years in the San Diego Padres’ organization. In 73 games with Evansville over the last two seasons, Phillips has hit .285 with 20 doubles and 11 home runs. He also has 56 RBIs and scored 41 runs. After playing collegiately at Oklahoma City University, Phillips was drafted in the second round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft by the Padres. During his stint in affiliated baseball, Phillips played for the Eugene Emeralds, Lake Elsinore Storm and the Fort Wayne TinCaps. He batted .263 collectively with 135 RBIs and 21 home runs in the Padres’ organization.