January 1, 2008
Age: 23 Height: 6'1" Weight: 183 Bats: Left Throws: Right
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The Indians 13th round pick in 2007, coming out of college last year his biggest challenge was developing better plate discipline. He is an intriguing outfielder who offers a great package of overall tools, one of the best in the 2007 draft. He was the 184th best prospect in the 2007 draft according to Baseball America and that publication predicted he could have gone as high as the 3rd or 4th round so he is a very good late round pick by the Indians. He has good bat speed, raw power, good arm strength, is an average runner and his defense is a major strength for him right now. He is an all-out player which is good in the field, but he takes that attitude to the plate with him which presents a problem and the Indians will continue to work as they did in the Fall Instructional League to get him to shorten his long, maximum-effort swing. He had a sore arm in the instructional league and so had to mostly DH there which could be a problem if it continues into next season. He should open the season in Lake County.
Video: Brown at the plate.