Top-10 Profiles of 2020: No. 4 Q Phillips


Diego Solares
Staff Writer

As the year starts to unwind, our staff will start to highlight the top-10 most viewed profiles from 2020 - starting at 10 and counting down.

Today we’ll shine some light on Brookfield East’s Q Phillips, the second ranked prospect in Wisconsin’s 2021 class and 169th in the nation. We’ve gotten several up-close looks at Phillips throughout his high school career, most notably over the last two summers. He’s one of the more athletic prospects in the entire Midwest and that, paired with an advanced run tool, could end up being his calling card at the next level.

Phillips attended our Midwest ProCase event back in July and stood out amongst a crowd of highly regarded prospects from all over the region. Our Director of College Scouting, David Seifert, had this to say about Phillips:

“With one of the top run/throw combinations at the ProCase, Phillips is super athletic at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds. His top tool is his speed, clocking a blistering 6.53 in the sixty and a 4.13 from the left side on a ground out during game action. His sixty time was the top at this year’s ProCase. He also showed above average arm strength (89 mph) from the outfield with strong carry to his target. His speed plays on defense with plenty of range in all directions to cover the big field. Offensively, the switch-hitter looked more comfortable from the left side with a loose swing, stayed inside the baseball and used the middle of the field. From the right side his swing was short, but choppy and out front. With an exit velocity off the tee of 91 mph he showed some present pop, but during game action there wasn’t much power from either side. His measurables of 64.7 mph of bat speed, 17.3 mph peak hand speed, 7.9 g of rotational acceleration and an on-plane efficiency score of 51% all check-in below average for the college level. However, he is able to currently thrive on offense by putting the bat on the ball in just 0.14 seconds of time to contact and using his superior speed to create havoc on the base paths. Phillips possesses many of the tools to become a premium prospect, and just how premium will be determined by the development of his bat over the next few years.”

Phillips is the type of prospect that the Wolverines covet and he’ll look to be an impact prospect at Michigan sooner rather than later. His athleticism provides him with a fairly safe floor on the defensive side and his true ceiling lies with how well his bat holds up against Big 10 competition. Still, we’re excited to check in on him in a few years to see the progress he’s made.

TOP-10 PROFILES OF 2020: NO. 4 Q PHILLIPS

Q Phillips

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Brookfield East
    State: WI
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/L

Statistics

Position
6.53
60-yard
(07/07/20)
90
OF Velo
(02/07/21)
95
Exit Velo
(02/07/21)
4.29
H-1st
Position
60-yard
6.73
OF Velo
90
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
6.53
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
6.94
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
91
Position
OF Velo
82
H-1st
4.29
Exit Velo
84
Trackman - Hitting
96.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
88.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
239
Distance (avg)
(07/07/20)
345
Distance (max)
(09/05/21)
53
Hard Hit %
(02/07/21)
67
Sweet Spot %
(02/07/21)
40
Line Drive %
(02/07/21)
34.8
Fly Ball %
(07/07/20)
47
Ground Ball %
(09/05/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.3
Distance (avg)
166
Distance (max)
345
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
88.8
Distance (avg)
192
Distance (max)
335
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.6
Distance (avg)
239
Distance (max)
334
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.0
Hand Speed (max)
(02/07/21)
21.0
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/07/21)
73.4
Bat Speed (max)
(07/07/20)
67.2
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/05/21)
20.8
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/07/21)
12.8
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/07/21)
59
On Plane Eff (avg)
(02/07/21)
77
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(09/05/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.3
Hand Speed (avg)
19
Bat Speed (max)
70.5
Bat Speed (avg)
67.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22
Hand Speed (avg)
21
Bat Speed (max)
70
Bat Speed (avg)
66.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.8
Hand Speed (avg)
17.3
Bat Speed (max)
73.4
Bat Speed (avg)
64.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
74.98
Edge Score
(02/07/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
74.98

Scouting Report

7/07/20

 

With one of the top run/throw combinations at the ProCase, Phillips is super athletic at 5-foot-11, 180 pounds. His top tool is his speed, clocking a blistering 6.53 in the sixty and a 4.13 from the left side on a ground out during game action. His sixty time was the top at this year’s ProCase. He also showed above average arm strength (89 mph) from the outfield with strong carry to his target. His speed plays on defense with plenty of range in all directions to cover the big field. Offensively, the switch-hitter looked more comfortable from the left side with a loose swing, stayed inside the baseball and used the middle of the field. From the right side his swing was short, but choppy and out front. With an exit velocity off the tee of 91 mph he showed some present pop, but during game action there wasn’t much power from either side. His measurables of 64.7 mph of bat speed, 17.3 mph peak hand speed, 7.9 g of rotational acceleration and an on-plane efficiency score of 51% all check-in below average for the college level. However, he is able to currently thrive on offense by putting the bat on the ball in just 0.14 seconds of time to contact and using his superior speed to create havoc on the base paths. Phillips possesses many of the tools to become a premium prospect, and just how premium will be determined by the development of his bat over the next few years.

 

7/05/20

 

5-foot-11, 180 pounds; premium athlete and an increasingly rising name to know on a national level. Switch-hit bat with excellent barrel control and strength on contact, helping him take what’s given to him to put the ball in play at a high rate with some bat strength; twitchy swings, a little more comfortable from the left side with a more natural feel to hit. Natural center fielder with a quick first step, glides to routes, makes the deep fly ball look routine; above-average arm strength, too. Aggressive baserunner who is constantly looking to take the extra base. Among the top prospects in the Midwest who is stirring some looks ahead of the 2021 draft.

 

7/02/20

 

5-foot-11, 180 pounds; premium athlete and an increasingly rising name to know on a national level. Switch-hit bat with excellent barrel control and strength on contact, helping him take what’s given to him to put the ball in play at a high rate with some bat strength; twitchy swings, a little more comfortable from the left side with a more natural feel to hit. Natural center fielder with a quick first step, glides to routes, makes the deep fly ball look routine; above-average arm strength, too. Aggressive baserunner who is constantly looking to take the extra base. Among the top prospects in the Midwest who is stirring some looks ahead of the 2021 draft.

 

9/13/19

 

+ OF Q Phillips (Brookfield HS, WI), a Michigan recruit, collected multiple hits, opening up the tournament for Midwest Prospects Cincinnati. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound left-handed hitter sits in a balanced stance with an easy, fluid load that allows his quick hands to effortlessly work the barrel flat through the zone. His coverage of the plate allows for firm line drives to all field, and he has impressive lag of the barrel in the zone. A confident hitter with a mature approach, Phillips took quality at-bats all evening, and looks the part of a top of the order hitter who may have a chance to stick in centerfield moving forward.

 

7/18/19

 

5-foot-10, 170-pound lean/strong, athletic frame. One of the top bats in the Wisconsin 2021 class had a strong showing at the plate all tournament long and was a strong candidate to be named the offensive MVP. Phillips led an impressive offensive attack by STiKS Black in their 11-7 victory over Illinois Indians on Friday. The freshly committed Michigan recruit went 1-for-2 at the plate with three RBIs, two of which came on a deep homer to center. That mammoth home run to straight away center field came with a wooden bat, too. Phillips is one of the top-ranked players in the state's 2021 class and is a high-follow as he prepares to enter his junior season at Brookfield East. He finished the tournament going a combined 7-for-16 with two doubles, a triple, and a home run, all while covering a ton of ground as the team’s primary center fielder.

 

7/11/19

 

Strong, well-proportioned frame. Switch hitting outfielder. Balanced setup, smooth load, leg lift, long stride with a toe-tap. Quick hands, fluid swing, rhythm through contact. Defensively, impressed in center field with his route running and ability to track down the baseball, quick first step, reads the ball well off the bat. Went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly for STiKS Black 16U on Friday morning as their two hitter. 

 

2/17/19

 

5-foot-10, 170-pound switch-hitting outfield prospect with lean/strong, athletic frame; added strength over the offseason. Ran a 6.94 in the 60-yard dash. Offensively, true switch-hit type, similar from both sides, tall/open setup, smooth back, leg hang trigger, short stride, balanced throughout. Fast bat, athletic hands, barrel awareness, short path, gap-to-gap contact; topped 91 mph exit velo from the tee. Defensively, center field profile, glides to the ball with athleticism, clean exchanges, works through the ball. Arm action is long, high ¾ slot, accurate to home, topped 85 mph on throws. High-follow 2021.

 

10/01/18

 

Sets table well from lead-off spot, rarely chases pitches, works count, seems to be on base almost every at bat, has above avg. speed, quality base runner, and squares baseball with line drive approach.

 

7/23/18

 

5-foot-10, 160-pound switch-hitting outfielder. Showed similar abilities from both sides of the plate, balanced and compact approach that can spray line drives. Easy bat speed, short level path, barrel aware. 83 mph exit velocity from the right side, 84 mph exit velocity from the left side. Defensively moves easy in the outfield, glides with above average actions. Showed above average routes in game. Arm played long from a high ¾ slot, accurate to target, 79 mph from the outfield. 4.29 runner down the line.

 

7/08/18

 

5-foot-10, 160-pound, athletically-built outfielder, listed as a switch-hitter but only hit left-handed in game. Offensively, calm demeanor in the box, open setup, barrel starts in a slightly wrap position, hands load back. Aggressive approach, athletic actions, present bat speed. Defensively, tracks the ball and covers ground well in the outfield.

 

3/15/17

 

5-foot-5, 120-pound, athletic outfielder. Offensively, left-handed, open setup, leg lift timing-trigger, fluid rhythm, maintains balance. Presence in the box, line-drive hitter, short barrel path, 71 mph exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, long arm action, over-the-top slot, accurate, 67 mph from the outfield. Plays through the ball with soft hands. Ran a 7.80 laser-timed 60.

 


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