Sunday, July 28, 2013

Gary Brown - Is the Future Now?

Gary Brown, the Giants first round draft pick from 2010 is now in his fourth season of professional baseball. Later this year, Brown will turn 25 years old, and this summer might be his most pivotal time in his career. Forecasted as a possible regular center fielder for the Giants, Brown has languished in Fresno. After a blistering start in 2011 for Class-A San Jose, Brown was moved up to Richmond in 2012 where he started off slowly, but finished strongly to quickly earn a promotion to AAA-Fresno in 2013. However, his start in Fresno is nearly identical to his start Richmond. Only this time around he's hasn't rebounded as strongly as he did last year.

What makes Brown so compelling is that other Big Leaguers that were drafted from the same class have already made an immediate impact in the Majors. Most notably Bryce Harper, Mike Harvey, Manny Machado, and Chris Sale.

At a certain point, you can no longer can be tagged as a prospect, and Brown is quickly coming to that moment. This might be his make or break summer, perhaps later this year we might see him as a September call up, and he'll have to take full advantage of that opportunity if he wishes to avoid the "4A" player moniker.

Gary Brown

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