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Double-A Infielder of the Week: Mets Phillip Evans


Phillip Evans

Phillip Evans during his time with the Class-A Advanced squad the Port St. Lucie Mets in 2014. (Photo Credit: David Conde/Legends on Deck)

In 2011, the New York Mets had possibly one of their best draft seasons in picking up some quality talent and in 2016, Phillip Evans, the Mets 15th round pick, is having one of the best seasons of his minor league career.

Evans, a native of Carlsbad, California, in 80 games is batting .334, with 26 doubles, seven home runs and 36 RBI’s in his first go around with the organizations Double-A affiliate, the Binghamton Mets.

The career infielder, who is primarily a third baseman with the B-Mets this season, has been red-hot after a slow start after his Double-A debut.

New York sent Evans to Class-A Advanced Port St. Lucie Mets to start the season and he struggled in nine games, but a change of scenery was all the 23-year old needed to get himself going.

In the month of May with Binghamton, he batted .333, then after two months his average dipped a bit (.321 June and .286 in July), but Evans has been scorching hot in August batting .478 in 16 games.

On August 4th, he started a hit streak that would last for seven games, batting .433 (13 for 30), with six runs scored, three doubles, two home runs, five RBIs and four multi-hit games in that span.

For the week of August 15-21, Evans batted .615 (16 for 26), even starting a new hit streak on August 16th and over the last five games has recorded four 3-hit games and one 4-hit game.

The Binghamton Mets were rained out on Sunday, halting the opportunity for Evans to continue his barrage on the baseball and add to his amazing streak.

Overall in his last 10 games, Evans has hit safely in 9 of the 10, while recording multi-hit games in each contest, batting .591, with 10 runs scored, two home runs and eight RBI’s.

David Conde
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