Found January 18, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
This tweet from ESPN's Jim Bowden made me sick to my stomach when I saw it, and I'm not even a Phillies fan. So unless Domonic Brown, a former top five prospect who was slow out of the gates because he broke his hand last season, wows the Phillies in the spring, he's spending his season in AAA. How in the hell is this effective for his development? Brown had a .760 OPS in AAA Lehigh Valley last season, his second season with time at the level. In 69 games at AAA, Brown has a .298/.391/.453 line with 36 walks and 56 strikeouts. Those really aren't bad numbers at all. In the majors, the hand injury gave him problems, but he still managed a .245/.333/.391 line. All things considered, that's not terrible. But yet, Amaro would rather have a platoon of John Mayberry Jr and Laynce Nix starting every day. 2011 was the only good season of his career. He hit .273/.341/.513 with 15 homers in just 296 plate apperances, amassing 2.5 fWAR. But Mayberry showed some pretty vic...
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