By Robb Hoff

The Cincinnati Reds may be an underachieving team when it comes to wins and losses (19-21), but when it comes to playing the field, no team is better than the Reds and no player plays a position with more dazzle and daring than second baseman Brandon Phillips.

The Reds lead MLB overall with a .991 fielding percentage through 40 games, having committed just 13 errors in 1,485 total chances. Besides the Reds, only the Baltimore Orioles have made fewer than 20 errors this year.

Phillips has won Gold Gloves in four of the last six years (including last year) and barring a total meltdown in the field should be a shoo-in for another. Phillips has dazzled spectators for years now with a highlight reel of seemingly impossible throws, flips and stabs. This year has been more of the same spectacular play in the field from Phillips.


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