Evan John Phillips…married to wife Elizabeth...born Sept. 11, 1994, in Salisbury, Md.…attended college at the University of North Carolina Wilmington…originally selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 17th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft…signed by scout Billy Best.
Made stops at Triple-A Norfolk and Triple-A Durham before appearing in one game with Tampa Bay and later seven games with Los Angeles... Combined for a 1-1 record over eight games between the Rays and Dodgers, posting a 3.38 ERA (5 ER/13.1 IP) and 1.20 WHIP… struck out 11 batters and walked just five... Recorded his first save Aug. 13, 2021 against Minnesota as a member of Tampa Bay, firing 3.0 innings of one-run ball, striking out two…his 3.0 innings matched his career-high... Was tough against left-handed and right-handed batters, limiting the opposition to a .125 and .286 average respectively...Struck out two batters in five different games and did not allow a run in four of his eight relief appearances... Made his first Major League Postseason roster, pitching in two games for a total of 3.0 scoreless innings…allowed just one hit and struck out six... Pitched in 18 games with Triple-A Norfolk, producing a 1-1 record…struck out 35 batters across 25.0 innings and walked 14, recording two holds... With Triple-A Durham, the righty appeared in two games (one start) for 3.1 innings, striking out three without issuing a walk.
Appeared on his first career Opening Day roster; had four stints with the O's during the season … Earned his first career win on 8/2 vs. TB (1.0 IP, K) … Did not allow a run in nine-straight appearances (8/8-9/19), working 9.2 innings with seven hits, six walks, and 15 strikeouts during this stretch … Placed on the 10-day IL on 9/23 (right elbow inflammation), ending his season … His 12.56 SO/9 ratio ranked as the third-highest among O’s with at least 10.0 innings pitched … Struck out a career-high-tying four batters in two outings during the season (9/17 G2 vs. TB and 9/19 vs. TB); struck out multiple batters in six of his 14 appearances.
Recalled on 4/9 and made his season debut that night vs. OAK, working a career-high 3.0 shutout innings in relief and striking out a career-high four batters... Made eight different stints with the big league club throughout the season... Struck out 40 batters in 28.0 innings with the Orioles, averaging 12.86 SO/9... Struck out multiple batters in 12 of his 25 appearances... Allowed at least one run in 13 of his 25 outings with the Orioles... Recalled as the 26th player for the doubleheader on 5/15... Recalled for the final time on 9/3; allowed just one run in his final seven appearances (8.2 IP)... Made 27 appearances for Triple-A Norfolk, going 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA (17 ER/39.2 IP), 17 walks, and 44 strikeouts.
Made his Major League debut with the Braves on 7/3 at NYY; tossed 2.1 innings, allowing two runs on one hit, one home run, with two walks and one strikeout...Made his Orioles debut on 8/3 at TEX, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings with three strikeouts...Made his first career start on 9/17 vs. TOR, working 2.0 innings, allowing three runs on three hits, one home run, with two strikeouts...Made four appearances for Atlanta, going 0-0 with a 8.53 ERA (6 ER/6.1 IP), four walks, and three strikeouts...Made 39 appearances combined between Triple-A Gwinnett and Triple-A Norfolk, going 4-6 with eight saves, a 2.28 ERA (13 ER/51.1 IP), and 72 strikeouts...Lefties hit .183 (15-for-82) against him at Triple-A, while righties hit .196 (19-97)...Born in Salisbury, Md.; became the 26th Maryland-born player to appear in a game for the Orioles; the first since RHP Ryan Meisinger made his Major League debut on 6/9/18 vs. LAA.