It wasn’t that long ago that Philadelphia Phillies outfielder, Domonic Brown was the untouchable player in the Phillies dynasty. While others were dealt to build towards postseason runs, Brown was never available. Viewed as one of the top prospects in all of baseball, Brown’s power potential was among games best.
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But after battling injuries and disappointing seasons, Brown has been let go by the Phillies. Now available, the Brewers should strongly consider giving Brown a shot.
Yes, the 28-year-old outfielder is coming off two seasons of failure and a year that he also spent time in the minor leagues, but a change of scenery could certainly help a player who has a lot to prove if he wants to be an everyday player again.
While the Brewers’ are loaded with outfielders in the system, many are still at least a year away. A Brown signing would also allow players like Michael Reed get another year of seasoning in the minors, instead of starting the year on the bench in fourth outfielder role.
By signing Brown the Brewers could also possibly rid themselves of Logan Schafer, who has never really proved himself in the major leagues and someone who is another player that could use a change of scenery.
Brown’s best season came in 2013, when he launched 27 home runs and batted .272 with an .818 OPS while appearing in his first and only all-star game. Since then he has struggled mightily as he homered just 15 times in his last 200 games while having just a .634 OPS. In 63 games this past year, he batted just .228 with five home runs as he also spend time in AAA.
Last season Brown made 2.6 million dollars according to baseball reference and coming off another bad year, he would come relatively cheap. His signing would almost certainly not be a piece that will be around for long during the rebuild, but if he can “find it” again, he could be a piece used to bring more talent in the future come July.