If I made a list of position players that give me the most pleasure to watch play, Brandon Phillips would be at or near the top based on his defensive abilities alone. Phillips showed off that glove prowess in the 5th inning of Saturday’s game between the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, and proved he will not be outdone in the swag department, too.
The scene in Cincy: the Reds issued an intentional walk to Adam LaRoche with 2-outs to set up a bases loaded showdown between Mat Latos and Bryce Harper. Harper ripped one up the middle, Phillips made the aforementioned great play and finished with some showmanship. Boss.