The senior second baseman/outfielder is putting together a solid season at the plate and defensively.
Despite the Tigers’ struggles as of late, Phillips has been among the bright spots in the ball club’s 2013 campaign thus far.
The 5-foot-8, 140-pound dynamo’s play is proof that good things can come in small — or slight — packages.
A returning starter from last season, Phillips is steadily building a reputation rooted in efficiency and execution of the fundamentals on the diamond.
Solid plate appearance after plate appearance, good glove-work and club house intangibles has made him a valuable asset on the Tigers’ roster.
Tucker headed into the week three games below .500 — which still puts it within reasonable striking distance of its Region 6-AAAAA rivals.
Look for Phillips and company to attempt to pick up the slack as the Tigers make a much-needed push for the postseason.