Author Topic: Phillies give up on Domonic Brown perenn  (Read 32 times)


  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 65
    • View Profile
Phillies give up on Domonic Brown perenn
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:36:18 am »
From perennial prospect to perpetual disappointment, Domonic Brown endured the full cycle of baseball life in Philadelphia the last few years. Now hell get a fresh start somewhere else at age 28.The Phillies announced Monday they have outrighted the outfielder off their 40-man roster, cutting ties Lorenzo Cain Jersey  with a player who was once named the top prospect in all of baseball and later made an All-Star Game but never quite seemed able to live up to expectations.MORE: Worst MLB players in 2015Brown just posted his second consecutive season with a .634 OPS in the majors, and the Phillies apparently didnt believe he would be able to find an answer. Or, they Eric Hosmer Womens Cool Base Jersey  werent willing to pay the $4 million or so the arbitration-eligible player might have commanded in 2016 to let him try to figure things out on their dime.Its a stunning decline from two years ago, when Brown seemed finally to have arrived. Then three years removed from ranking No.  Eric Hosmer Big And Tall Charcoal Jersey 1 (Mike Trout was No. 2) on Baseball Americas midseason top prospects list, Brown was an All-Star in his first full season in the majors. He hit .272/.324/.494 with 27 home runs in 2013 but his production plummeted the following year and he ended up spending a good chunk of 2015 back in Triple-A.The Phillies lured Brown away from a football scholarship to Miami nine years ago, paying him a hefty $200,000 signing bonus after drafting him in the 20thround out of an Atlanta-area high school Mike Moustakas Jersey . At 6-5 and 225 pounds, with plenty of left-handed power and a strong throwing arm, he still has all the tools to succeed and undoubtedly will have plenty of offers now that hes on the open market.That ability could come back to haunt the Phillies if Brown can find a Alex Gordon Jersey  way to consistently harne s it elsewhere, but they clearly felt it was time to move on.