Full name is Brett Maverick Phillips…resides in Seminole, Fla ... His middle name, Maverick, is after the TV character from the show by the same name…Brett's father, Brett James Phillips, was called "Maverick" as a child by his father (Brett's grandfather) and friends ... In January 2018, he visited an orphanage in Haiti with Adam Wainwright and Luke Weaver ... Signed a letter of intent to play baseball at North Carolina State University before signing with Houston ... Graduated from Seminole HS (Fla.) in 2012, where he also played football ... Was neighbors with professional wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage as a teenage in Seminole, Fla.…they used to play HORSE together every day after school, but Phillips never won.
Started the season with Omaha (AAA), where he hit 18 home runs and had 22 stolen bases with a .378 on-base percentage and .505 slugging percentage in 105 games… recalled on Aug. 16 and hit .138 (9-for-65) in 30 games with Kansas City ... Led the Storm Chasers in triples, walks, steals, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS (.883)…at the time of his recall, his 13 triples were one shy of the minor league lead, behind Las Vegas' Jorge Mateo…his 72 walks tied for second in the Pacific Coast League ... Had 22 stolen bases in 23 attempts with Omaha (95.7%) ... Hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning on Sept. 16 in Oakland off closer Liam Hendriks ... Hit a walk-off sacrifice fly in Game 162 vs. Minnesota, the first walk-off RBI of his big league career, and the first walk-off win in Game 162 in Royals history ... Finished two homers shy of becoming just the third player in Omaha history to hit 20 homers and steal 20 bases in a season ... Hit just .187 (26-for-139) with 11 extra-base hits and 16 RBI in his first 46 games through May 30…from May 31- Aug. 13, he hit .278 (54-for-194) with 28 extra-base hits and 38 RBI in 59 games, reaching at a .403 clip while slugging .608 ... Voted as the Chasers Fan Favorite Award recipient, as voted on by the fans.
Started the season with Colorado Springs (AAA), but had three Major League stints with Milwaukee: April 9-10, May 1-10 and July 15-24...Hit .240/.331/.411 (62-for-258) with 42 runs, 25 extra-base hits and 11 stolen bases in 71 games with Colorado Springs...Played in 15 games (2 starts) with Milwaukee, and hit .182 (4-for-22), including a career-high four RBI on July 15 at Pittsburgh...Acquired by Kansas City with RHP Jorge López on July 28 for INF Mike Moustakas, and spent the rest of the season with the Royals...Homered in his second game as a Royal on July 31 at the White Sox, a two-run shot in the seventh inning off James Shields, which proved to be the difference in a 4-2 win...Hit .265/.324/.471 (9-for-34) with four extra-base hits in his first 10 games as a Royal, but hit just .154/.221/.244 (12-for-78) with four extra-base hits in 26 games after that, including an 0-for-20 skid from Aug. 15-26...Suffered a right shoulder contusion on Sept. 4 in Cleveland after colliding into the right field wall… didn't start again until Sept. 16...Had three outfield assists in 32 starts with Kansas City, the first of which was a 100.1 mph throw, according to Statcast, in Chicago on Aug. 2.
Batted .276 with 4 HR, 12 RBI and 5 stolen bases in 37 games during four stints with Milwaukee as he made his Major League debut.....made 24 starts (22g in CF, 2g in RF)... His stints with the team came from 6/5-6/7, 6/9-6/12, 7/14-7/25 and 9/1-end... Made his MLB debut on 6/5 vs. San Francisco, starting in center field (1-for-3, 2k, error).....his first career hit was a single off Jeff Samardzija... Hit his first big league homer on 7/16 vs. Philadelphia, a pinch-hit, 2-run shot off Jeremy Hellickson... Batted .348 (16-for-46, 2hr, 8rbi) over his last 17 games with the Brewers, ending the season on a 4-game hitting streak (6-for-16, .375, 1hr, 4rbi)... Batted .305 with 19 HR (led team) and 78 RBI in 105 games at Triple-A Colorado Springs...Enters 2018 as the fifth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America.
Entered 2016 as the fourth-best prospect in the organization according to Baseball America...Batted .229 with 16 HR, 62 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 124 games at Double-A Biloxi...Played for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League (19g, .210, 0hr, 9rbi) and was selected to play in the AFL's Fall Stars Game...Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/18.