Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/23/14
BROOKS BROWN RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: June 20, 1985 Height: 6’3″ Weight: 210 Bats: Left Throws: Right Drafted: 1st round, 34th overall, 2006 (Diamondbacks) How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent College: University of Georgia Agent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Brown was a supplemental first round pick of Arizona in 2006 on the strength of a fastball that sat at 90-93 and reached 96, as well as a good curve.  He quickly advanced to AA, but struggled in AA and AAA for five years.  He no longer throws as hard, sitting in the upper 80s and low 90s, with a slider and a fringy change.  He doesn’t have very good control, either.  He’s generally been a strong groundball pitcher and has had moderate platoon splits.  The Pirates signed him to a minor league deal for 2013, with a spring training invite. 2006 A-:  0-2-0, 3.42 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 23.2 IP, 4.6 BB/9, 11.4 K/9 Brown struck out a lot of hitters in a brief debut in short season ball. 2007 A+:  6-3-0, 2.81 ERA, ...
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