Re: Brandon Phillips......future Hall of Famer?
If he can make at least 3 more AS teams (not including this year) by the end of his contract, I think the answer is yes.
His career OPS is 40 points lower than Biggio (all in OBP). Biggio played 20 years and made 7 AS teams. Phillips will have played 16 years, and if he can make three more after this year, will have made 6 AS teams. I am assuming each year he makes the AS team, he will either win a GG or OPS at least .800- bringing his average closer to Biggio's.
Therefore, 3 more AS appearances after this year, and Phillips is a HOFer.