Brandon Phillips (born June 28, 1981) is an American professional baseball second baseman, co-owner of the Lexington Legend of the ALPB, and the husband of Jade Cargill, the professional wrestler and fitness model.
Brandon has been able to gain the public’s notice due to the fame that his wife has garnered in her career. In contrast to the thoughts of the public, the second baseman had already carved a niche for himself in baseball before he met Jade Cargill. In this article, all that you need to know about Jade’s husband has been revealed.
Summary of Brandon Phillips’ Biography
- Full name: Brandon Phillips
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: June 28, 1981
- Brandon Phillips’ Age: 41 years old
- Ethnicity: Mixed ethnicity
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Married
- Brandon Phillips’ Wife: Jade Cargill
- Brandon Phillips’Children: Bailey Quinn
- Brandon Phillips’Parents: James and Lue Phillips
- Siblings: Jamil, Porsha, and Patrick
- Brandon Phillips’Height in Inches: 6 feet
- Brandon Phillips’ Height in Centimetres: 183 cm
- Brandon Phillips’Weight: 96 kg
- Body measurements in inches: 44 inches (chest), 28 inches (waist), 40 inches (hips), and 21 inches (biceps)
- Body measurements in centimetres: 111.76 inches (chest), 71.12 inches (waist), 101.6 inches (hips), and 53.34 inches (biceps)
- Brandon Phillips’Net worth: $40 million
- Famous for: Being an American professional baseball second baseman, co-owner of the Lexington Legend of the ALPB and the husband of the professional wrestler and fitness model Jade Cargill
- Brandon Phillips’ Instagram: @datdudebp
- Twitter: @DatDudeBP
Brandon Phillips Was Born In North Carolina
Brandon Philips was born on June 28, 1981, in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. He was born to Lue and James Phillips, a baseball lover. Details about his roots are not known, but judging by his looks, he is of black ethnicity from both his father’s and mother’s side. He is also an American citizen.
Brandon is the second of his parents’ four children. He grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia with his younger siblings, who have also carved a niche in sports.
Although there is no available information about his early education, it is common knowledge that he graduated from Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where he was active in the school’s sports team. Following his graduation from high school, Brandon Phillips was drafted by Montreal Expos.
The Second Baseman Is Jade Cargill’s Partner
Despite being popular personalities, Brandon Phillips and Jade Cargill have chosen to keep several details of their relationship away from the public. As a result, information about how they met and how long they have been together has not been disclosed.
Although different online sources have described the couple as husband and wife, there is nothing to prove that they are married, not even a single wedding picture. This has made many believe that they are not married yet and this probably explains why a site like Wikipedia calls them partners.
Anyways, till Brandon and Jade clears the air, their marital status will remain questioned. Meanwhile, the duo is no doubt enjoying their lives as they have not been involved in any scandal since they have been together.
He Is A Father of Two
The baseball star and his partner, Jade, have so far welcomed one daughter since they have been together. The 5 year-old child named Bailey Quinn was born on April 18, 2017, and is being raised under the care of her parents.
Bailey has been shielded from the public by her parents, making details about her scarce. Consequently, we do not know her level of education, but considering her age, she should be in preschool. She is quite close to her mother, who is always there to guide her on the right path.
Brandon also has a son named Micah Phillips, but nothing is known about the woman he had him with. There are also no details about the boy and what he is currently up to.
The Beginning of Brandon Phillips’ Baseball Career Journey
When it comes to sports that involve a ball, Brandon Phillips is all gifted in it. Prior to his professional career, he played baseball and basketball while in high school. After he concluded his high school education, he signed a letter of intent to play football and baseball at the University of Georgia.
However, he took part in the 1999 MLB draft process and was picked in the second round by the Montreal Expos as a shortstop. Consequently, he decided to go with the Expos and abandon his university education. He signed with the team on June 21, 1999.
Brandon Phillips Started His Professional Career With The Cleveland India
After several years of being in the Expos farm system, Brandon Phillip was traded to the Cleveland Indians on June 27, 2002, alongside five other players. He won the starting job at second base for the Indians in 2003 and in the same season, he hit his first three-run walk-off home run since he started playing baseball.
Brandon played with the team for four seasons, scoring notable points before he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds.
He Had A Short Stint With The Buffalo Bisons
In 2003, after the All-Star Break, Brandon Phillips kicked off the season with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. At this time, he was still playing for the Cleveland Indians. He played the 2004 season with them and averaged 303 with 14 stolen bases, 18-game, and a 16-game hitting streak. He also averaged 308 in the minor league playoffs before he rejoined the Indians in 2005.
Brandon Phillips Had His Longest Playing Career With The Cincinnati Reds
After his stint with the Cleveland Indians, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds in April 2006 because of his poor development in baseball. He proved his former team wrong and was named NL Player of the Week within the same month that he joined the team. Brandon finished his first season with 9-game hitting streaks, 75 RBI, 17 home runs, and an average of 276.
In his second season with the team, he became the first second baseman and third person on the team to reach 30-30 after stealing 32 bases and hitting 30 home runs. By the end of the season he had a total of 6 triples, 94 RBIs, 26 doubles, 107 runs, and 187 hits, with a batting average of 288.
In 2008, his third season with the Cincinnati Reds, he proved that he had greatly improved his skills. He won his first gold glove and a Fielding Bible Award. By the end of the season, he averaged 261/312/442, with 23 stolen bases, and 21 home runs.
The following season, he averaged 276/329/447 with 98 RBI, 25 stolen bases, 20 home runs, and 30 doubles. In 2010, he won the second gold glove of his major league career. He rounded up the season, averaging 275 with 18 homers, 16 stolen bases, and 59 RBIs.
Brandon Phillip kept on bagging honors for the team and won his third gold glove and first silver slugger of his major league career in his sixth season with the team. He finished the season, averaging 300 with 2 triples, 38 doubles, 82 RBI, 183 hits, and 18 homers.
In 2012, he had a batting average of 281 with 77 runs and 18 home runs. In his eighth season in 2013, he won his fourth gold glove. He played a total of 151 games in the season, achieving 261 hits with 103 RBI, 18 home runs, and a 987 fielding percentage with 9 errors.
In his ninth season with the Cincinnati Reds, Brandon was nominated for his fifth Gold Glove. He concluded the season with 266 hits, 56 RBI, and 8 home runs. He became the second Red and 15th player to have a multi-steal game and homer since 1901 after he hit 2 home runs and stole 2 bases against the Pittsburg Pirates on July 30, 2015. The second baseman was also named a finalist for the Gold Glove for second base.
Brandon Phillips earned 294 hits, which ranked 16th, and 173 hits which ranked 8th, both in the National League. He achieved 70 RBIs, 23 stolen bases, and 12 home runs. In 2016, his time with the team came to an end. The second baseman played 141 in the season averaging 291 with 14 stolen bases, 11 home runs, and 64 RBIs.
The Baseman Second Had A Brief Session With Other Teams
After playing ten seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Brandon was traded to the Atlanta Braves in February 2007 in exchange for two minor-league pitchers. He played for a season with the team and made 120 appearances, earning 291 hits with 52 RBIs and 11 home runs.
He was traded to the Los Angeles Angels in August 2017 and he appeared in 24 games, averaging 255/269/382 in 102 at-bats. In June of the next year, he signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. In the 9 games that he appeared in with the team, he had 130 hits, 2 RBIs, and 1 home run.
In 2019, he joined the Vallejo Admirals and played 4 games with them. Barely a month after he left his former team, Brandon Phillips was signed to the Diablos Rojos del Mexico of the Mexican league in July 2019. He achieved 267/327/420 with 35 hits in 131 at-bats and also finished with 15 RBIs, 11 doubles, and 3 home runs in his 36 games with the team. In July 2020, he appeared in 8 games for the Baseball Brilliance.
He Joined Lexington Legends In 2020 and Became Its Co-owner in 2021
Brandon Phillips was signed to the Lexington Legends and began to take part in their Championship series, The Battle of Bourbon Trial, in August 2020. After the team became a part of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, he became one of its owners. He became the first player to be a co-owner after he was signed as an official player in the team on May 2021.
Brandon Phillips’ Net Worth is Estimated At $40 Million
With over two decades of being a professional baseball second baseman and with his latest achievement as the co-owner of Lexington Legends, Brandon Phillips has made quite a huge sum of money. His net worth totals up to $40 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.
He earned a salary of $300,900 in 2003 while with the Cleveland Indians. In 2005, he earned $316,800. In 2007, the year he moved to the Cincinnati Reds, Brandon was paid $407,500. The following year, he signed a four-year contract extension worth $27 million and earned an annual salary of $2,937,500.
From 2009 to 2011, he raked in an annual salary of $5,187,500, $6,937,500, $11,437,500, respectively. On April 10, 2012, he signed a 6-year contract worth $72 million with the Cincinnati Reds and earned a salary of $12,000,000 that same year. In the years that followed, he made $10,000,000 (2013), $11,000,000 (2014), $12,000,000 (2015), and $13,000,00 (2016).
On the 12th of February 2017, Phillips was traded to the Atlanta Braves having waived his no-trade clause. The Reds paid him $13 million for the deal while the Braves paid $1 million of his remaining salary. Brandon Phillips also earned $830,602 from the Atlanta Braves and was paid $545,000 by the Boston Red Sox.
The exact amount he earns from the club he currently plays for, the Lexington Legends, is not known. But we are certain that he is well-paid in addition to what he also earns as the co-owner of Lexington Leagues.
Brandon Phillips’ Family Members Are Involved In Sports
Brandon Phillips’ family members are also active in the various sectors of sports. His father, James Phillips, runs the Phillips Baseball Center, an indoor baseball facility in Pine Lake, Georgia. His oldest brother, Jamil Philips, is a baseball instructor at Kansas.
His sister, Porsha Phillips, is an American professional women’s basketball player who has played for many teams, like the Georgia Lady Bulldogs, the San Antonio Silver Stars, and many others. She ended her basketball career with an Israel-based team, Ramat Hasharon Club.
Brandon Phillips’ youngest sibling, PJ Phillips, is a professional baseball player and the manager of the Lexington Legends of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Also a second baseman, shortstop, and centerfielder, he plays with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Brandon Phillips’s Body Measurements
Brandon Phillips’s height is 6 feet, which can also be represented as 183 cm, or 1.83 m in the metric system. The second baseman is quite tall when compared to an average adult. According to records, the average height of an adult American male over 20 years is 5 feet 9 inches. This means that he is nearly 1.044 inches above the average American man.
Meanwhile, judging him by the stipulated height for a baseball player, which is 6 feet 2 inches, he is 2 inches short. However, it is not noticeable and does not stop him from achieving great fits in sports.
Brandon also weighs 96 kg, which is equivalent to 211 pounds. He has a body measurement of 44 inches (chest), 28 inches (waist), 40 inches (hips), and 21 inches (biceps).