Phillip Mathew Evans...Is a 2011 graduate of La Costa Canyon (CA) High School, where he batted .392 with seven home runs and 32 RBI during his senior season...Was committed to play collegiately at San Diego State University before signing with the Mets.
Made the Opening Day roster as a non-roster invitee...Made eight starts at third base, one at first base, one in left field and one in right field...Went 3-for-4 while making his second start at third base on 7/26 at St. Louis...Made lone start (third career) in left field on 8/2 at Chicago (NL)...Went 5-for-9 with two RBI while starting back-to-back games at third base in Minnesota on 8/3-4... Produced at least one RBI in four straight games from 8/3- 7 (seven RBI total)...Connected off Detroit’s Matthew Boyd for his first Major League home run on 8/7 at PNC Park; also had a career-high four RBI in the game...Made his first career start at first base on 8/8 vs. Detroit and suffered a fractured jaw in a collision with right fielder Gregory Polanco...Was placed on the 45-day injured list on 8/9 and missed remainder of the season...Had surgery performed on his jaw on 8/13 by Dr. Mike White in Pittsburgh.
Finished first among Cubs farmhands in total bases (219), tied for first in extra-base hits (50), tied for second in hits and tied for third in home runs while spending entire season with Iowa...Attended spring training as a nonroster invitee with the Cubs...Made 95 appearances (90 starts) at third base, 15 appearances (13 starts) at second base and 15 appearances (13 starts) at first base...Hit .349 (45-for-129) vs. LHP and .258 (87-for-337) vs. RHP...Knocked in a season-high five runs on 4/28 vs. Nashville (game two)... Homered twice on 6/2 at Round Rock...Went 5-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBI on 7/28 vs. Round Rock...Hit .344 (32-for-93) over 24 games during the month of July... Recorded his 30th double in the final game of the season; the most by an Iowa Cubs player since Josh Vitters had 32 in 2012...Hit a walkoff sacrifice fly on 9/7 during the Pacific Coast League semifinal playoff series vs. Round Rock.
Phillip made his first major league Opening Day roster ... went 3-for-21 in 15 games with the Mets, including four starts ... Optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas April 5 ... also with the Mets from May 16-22 and May 28-30 ... was designated for assignment on June 6 and outrighted on June 8 ... had his contract selected on July 24 ... Notched a pinch-hit RBI single, stolen base and scored a run on July 25 vs. San Diego ... were his only RBI, run scored and stolen base of the season ... With Las Vegas, Evans hit .256 (56-for-219) with eight doubles, one triple, a career-high 14 homers and 39 RBI in 62 games ... was on the seven-day Disabled List from June 21-July 12 ... Suffered a fractured left tibia on August 1 ... was placed on the 10-Day D.L. on August 2 ... transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List on August 17.
Had his contract selected from Las Vegas (AAA) on September 8...Made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter that night vs. Cincinnati... Grabbed his first major league hit with a pinch-hit double on September 9...Made his first career start on September 17 at Atlanta...Collected his first RBI and scored his first run on September 17 at Atlanta... Went 4-12 (.333) with one double as a pinchhitter... Appeared in six games at third base and two games at second base...Batted .279 (130-466) with 26 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs, 56 RBI and 58 runs scored in 127 games for the 51s in his first season at the Triple-A level...Hit .328 (61-186) with 15 of his 26 doubles and six of his 11 home runs in the second half.
Won the Eastern League batting title while playing at Binghamton (AA) with a .335 (121-361) average...Had 30 doubles, which was tied for the fifth-most in the EL, eight home runs and 39 RBI in 96 games...His .374 on-base percentage was sixth-best in the league...Began the year with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and moved to Binghamton on April 22...Batted over .320 in three different months with Binghamton...Hit .333 (17-51) in May, .321 (25-78) in June and .398 (43-108) in August...Turned in 37 multi-hit games (24, two-hit games, 10, three-hit games and three, four-hit games)...Hit .330 (30-91) vs. lefthanded pitching and .337 (91-270) vs. righthanded pitching...Had a least one hit in 14-of-16 games between August 2-20...Batted .478 (32-67) in that time... Was the Eastern League's Player of the Week for the week of August 15-20...Played for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League...Batted .311 (23-74) with five doubles, one triple, one home run and 13 RBI in 19 games.