The Philadelphia Phillies tryout camp continues as I watch from my seat at Citizens Bank Park. One of the hopefuls stand out from the rest, Domonic Brown. After being a several time failure to launch player, Brown looks like this time he may be here to stay despite still needing to improve some areas.
Five Reasons why Brown is for real: Domonic Brown
1. Brown has great plate discipline.
Since Brown’s recall we have seen a player that mostly swings at balls in the strike zone. While he occasionally will swing at at bad pitch, his plate discipline has been very good… much better than some of his teammates and certainly better than most players you will see at 24 years of age.
2. Domonic sees a lot of pitches.
Along with plate discipline comes seeing a lot of pitches and Brown does. As the Phillies team has changed, they have moved on from players that ran counts, fouled off pitches, and walked. Brown is a guy that can run pitch count up on a pitcher and could be a guy that walks 90 or...