Spent most of the season with Triple-A Columbus (.267/.333/.443 in 65G) and appeared in four games for Cleveland (0-9)...Collected season-high three hits four times for Columbus...Had two multi-HR games, May 9 vs. Charlotte and 19 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Had six multi-hit games in an 11-game stretch, May 5-15 (.295/.367/.568)...Batted .320/.369/.460 in 111 plate appearances over 25 games in June...Hit .333/.419/.519 in 62 plate appearances with two outs and RISP.
Hit .276 (139-503) with 82 runs, 34 doubles, 16 home runs and 62 RBI in 135 games for the Columbus Clippers in 2012
(.368OB/.451SLG/.820OPS) and was named the 2B on the International League postseason all-star team...Finished
the season 2nd in the Int'l League in runs, T3rd in doubles, 4th in hits, 5th in walks (71), 6th in total bases (227) and
8th in on-base pct....Made all his defensive appearances at second base, hit .290 off LHP & in the second half hit .312
(58-186) w/12 2B, 7HR & 26 RBI in 50G (.905OPS), 9th in the IL in 2nd half avg...Had five 4-hit games for the Clip Show,
including back-to-back efforts on August 15-16 where he drove in a combined 9 runs over the two games (3 2B, 2HR). Recalled to Cleveland on Sept. 4 when Minor League season ended...With Cleveland made 4 starts at second base,
1 start at shortstop on the season's final day and 2 starts at DH...Got jiggy with it, hitting his 2nd career home run
on September 22 at Kansas City off Will Smith...Collected a career-high 3 hits in a start in the 2-hole in the order on
September 28 vs. Kansas City and was 5-for-7 in that spot in the order (3 games)...Appeared in 5 games at second
base, 1 game each at short and third....Was 6-for-13 with runners on base for the Tribe (1HR, 5RBI) and was 3-for-6
with RISP....Was 1-for-20 with the bases empty...Was 7-for-last 23 (.304) over his last 9 games with the Tribe.
Spent most of the season at AAA Columbus and ranked among International League leaders in several offensive categories despite spending over two months in the Major Leagues for the first time in his four-year professional career....Hit .294 (111-378) with 51RS, 25 doubles, 4 triples, 14HR and 63RBI in 97 games at Triple-A, hitting .301 (72-239) with 12HR and 47RBI against RHP (.929OPS)...At the time of his August 24th recall he ranked 7th in the International League in OPS (.868), 8th in on-base % (.376), 12th in slugging % (.492), 17th in average (.301) and tied for 18th in RBI (63) despite spending a month in the big leagues from June 8-July 7.
..During the month of August he batted .300 (27-90) w/5HR and 15RBI in 21 games and reached base safely in his last 26 straight games via hit or walk at Triple A from July 26-August 23...Appeared in 44 games at second base, 40 games at shortstop and 1 game at third base...Was with Cleveland from June 8-July 7 batting .196 (9-46) with 6 runs scored, a double, triple, HR and 5RBI in 19 games...Made his Major League debut on June 8 vs. Minnesota (0-4)...Collected his first hit/RBI on June 10 at New
York-AL off Ivan Nova...On June 19 vs. Pittsburgh hit a three-run, walk-off home run in the 11th inning off Tim Wood for his first Major League home run... Phelps became the first Indians batter to end a game with his first career homer since Ben Francisco on June 29, 2007...Optioned from July 7-August 23...Recalled on August 24 and appeared in 16 games the remainder of the season (2 for 25) and suffered thru an 0 for 27 stretch from June 27 to Sept. 22....Was 2 for last 33 at the big league level...Overall made 17 starts at second base (20G) and 1 start at DH.
Began the season at Double-A Akron where he hit .382 (26-68) in April with 2HR & 11 RBI before being promoted on June 9 and made his Clippers debut the next day vs. Rochester going 2-for-5 with a double and RBI...He finished the season playing in 66 games with Columbus and batting .317 (77-243) with 41 runs scored, 20 doubles, 4 triples, 6 home runs and 31 RBI...From June 20-July 25, he hit safely in 25 of his 27 games while hitting .396 (40-101) with 24 runs scored...Cord hit .352 (44-125) in 32 road games and finished the year with the 4th highest average in the Indians farm system at a combined .308 (136-442) between Akron and Columbus...Hit in every spot but lead-off and clean-up for Mike Sarbaugh's Clippers...Hit at least .300 in June (.333), July (.337) and August (.300)...Hit .324 (12-37) in the International League playoffs with 3 2B, 1HR & 5RBI in 9 games for the IL and Triple-A Champion Clippers...Went on to play third base in the Arizona Fall League for Peoria where he hit .367 (29-79) with 4 2B, 3HR & 10 RBI in 19 games, the 5th highest batting average in the AZFL...Did not play third base the entire regular season at Akron or Columbus...Prior to that played on Team USA in the Pan American Games qualifying tournament.
Spent the year at A Kinston where he was a mid-season and post-season all-star...Led the Carolina League in walks (93), was 2nd in on-base % (.386) and T9th in hits (125) and runs (72)...Hit in 11 straight games from 4/15-26.
Made his professional debut and played one game (7/25) with the Gulf Coast League Indians and spent the rest of the season with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League.