Originally posted on The Golden Sombrero Baseball Blog  |  Last updated 11/29/11

#34 Gary Brown

San Francisco Giants

DOB: 9/28/1988

Previous Rank: N/R

ETA: 2013

 

After a brilliant career at Fullerton, the Giants wisely selected Brown with the 24th overall pick in 2010.  In his first full season of professional baseball, Brown slashed an absurd .336/.407/.519 with over 60 hits for extra bases and 53 stolen bases for San Jose.  I guess you could say that he could have walked more (47 walks in around 600 plate appearances), but there is very little to knock in his 2011 stats.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA 2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A–Rk 12 54 44 8 7 1 1 0 2 2 1 .159 2010 21 Giants ARIZ Rk 6 27 22 6 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 .182 2010 21 Salem-Keizer NORW A- 6 27 22 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 .136 2011 22 San Jose CALL A+ 131 638 559 115 188 34 13 14 80 53 19 .336 2 Seasons 143 692 603 123 195 35 14 14 82 55 20 .323 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/29/2011. Year Age Tm Lg Lev G PA AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB 2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A–Rk 12 54 44 0 2 6 12 .159 .296 .227 .524 10 2010 21 Giants ARIZ Rk 6 27 22 0 0 4 5 .182 .333 .227 .561 5 2010 21 Salem-Keizer NORW A- 6 27 22 0 2 2 7 .136 .259 .227 .487 5 2011 22 San Jose CALL A+ 131 638 559 14 80 46 77 .336 .407 .519 .925 290 2 Seasons 143 692 603 14 82 52 89 .323 .398 .498 .895 300 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/29/2011.

 

He is about as easy an 80-grade runner as exists in the game today, and might actually improve as he matures on the basepaths.  He is a double-plus defender with an arm that plays at average to plus with excellent accuracy.  His mechanics to contact are very compact and sound, but there is a lot of reason to believe there is more thump to be gained before he reaches San Francisco.

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G 2010 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A–Rk SFG CF 10 19 18 1 0 0 1.000 1.90 2010 21 Giants ARIZ Rk SFG CF 5 6 5 1 0 0 1.000 1.20 2010 21 Salem-Keizer NORW A- SFG CF 5 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 2.60 2011 22 San Jose CALL A+ SFG CF 120 273 254 16 3 3 .989 2.25 2011 22 San Jose CALL A+ SFG DH 11 0.00 2011 22 San Jose CALL A+ SFG OF 120 273 254 16 3 3 .989 2.25 2 Seasons 141 292 272 17 3 3 .990 2.05 CF (2 seasons) CF 130 292 272 17 3 3 .990 2.22 DH (1 season) DH 11 0.00 OF (1 season) OF 120 273 254 16 3 3 .989 2.25 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/29/2011.

The Giants are a truly awful team at the plate and in the field and certainly will be tempted to rush Brown up, but the prudent move here is to let him gain several hundred at-bats in Double-A and Triple-A to improve his discipline at the plate.  Brown has a chance to be a very special player so long as the Giants are patient with him.


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