What can Brown do for you?

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(By Dave)

Domonic Brown was just called up and will take over for Shane Victorino in the Philadelphia center field with the Flyin’ Hawaiian DL’ed due to an abdominal strain on his left side.

Here’s what you need to know about the 22-year-old outfielder:
  • Was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball in their Midseason Updated Top 25 Prospects”, released on July 9, 2010. 
  • Has made Triple-A look like Candy Land, posting a .346/.390/.561 triple-slash for Lehigh since his midseason callup, including five homers, six doubles, 21 RBIs and five steals with a 8/22 BB/K ratio over  107 at-bats.
  • Finished last season with a .299-14-64 line with 23 steals across three Minor League levels.
  • Is the best five-tool player and athletes in the Minors, outside of (maybe) Desmond Jennings.
Now, it’s unclear how long Victorino will be out, and it’s also unclear if the Phillies will make any moves at the Trade Deadline to free up a spot for Brown for the rest of the season — this could easily just be a two-week callup.
With that said, if Brown were to play out the rest of the season, I’d project a .305-5-18 line with 7 steals and 19 runs scored the rest of the way, with more value than other outfielders like Jose Tabata, Jay Bruce, Jose Guillen, Johnny Damon, Brennan Boesch, Austin Jackson and Raul Ibanez

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