What the Pro Wears: Brandon Phillips (Bat, Batting Gloves, Cleats, Wristbands)
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Brandon Phillips has been one of the most consistent 5-tool second basemen in the league since the Reds robbed him from Cleveland in 2006 (for a “player to be named later” named Jeff Stevens). This past season, he was elected to his second consecutive All-Star Game and won his first silver slugger. He’s also a fun guy to watch because he genuinely enjoys the game.
Under Armour, as we’ve mentioned in the past with Jose Reyes, likes their player exclusives. Brandon Phillips is no exception. The cleats you see in the feature are actually Phillips’ 2011 All-Star Game player exclusive Under Armour Natural III cleats. Phillips looks to be wearing cleats similar to those, but with different colors, for 2012. Here is a photo I snapped tonight:
Phillips’ batting gloves are also Under Armour. You can see above that they are red with white palms, a player exclusive version of the Under Armour Yard V batting gloves. Though not in that color, the Yard V gloves are very sharp and are available online.
Phillips has been using a black Louisville Slugger C271 model for a while now. From what we saw tonight and from the picture below, it looks like ash, though he has used maple in the past. Based on the photo, Phillips swings a 33.5/31.5. The C271 is a very popular model, and is available online.
Phillips wears all kinds of stuff on his arms. Aside from his DatDude wristbands (below, not available), he also wears Power Balance wristbands on both arms (one red and one white). These are available online.
And since we did it for Hanley, we’ll do it for BP. Here’s the Audi R8 Brandon Phillips rides around Cincinnati in…
Here are the links:
Under Armour Natural III Low Cleats (Phillips are player exclusives)
Under Armour Yard V Batting Gloves (again, Phillips are exclusive to his hands, but there are plenty of V’s in different colors available)
Lousville Slugger C271 (this one is not in black, but this is the “MLB 1xxtimber” that is most similar to Phillips’—the cheaper C271 ash is not something we’d recommend for serious players)
Louisville Slugger C271 (here’s some maple versions and the cheaper ash if you prefer those)
Power Balance Wristbands (there are tons but you’ll find Phillips’ red and white ones here)
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