Sunday, January 06, 2013

Getting down with Gary Brown

The SF Giants web site has a long interesting post about Gary Brown -- who seems to have impressed scout Bernie Pleskoff with his most recent performance in the Arizona Fall League after having a tough year. I think he could become a potential fast 4th outfielder who could be in the bigs as early as this season and could eventually be the starting centerfielder, though Angel Pagan is signed into 2016. 

It's a good reminder of how tough it is to get to MLB. Here's what Pleskoff wrote --

He looked much more comfortable and relaxed at the plate.
Looking at the same player I had seen before, I saw a different picture.
The long swing was gone, replaced by a shorter, quicker stroke to the ball. Brown flashed an ability to hit the ball in the gaps. He stopped swinging at pitches outside the strike zone. He was more patient.
Brown hit .313 with five RBIs, five walks and 14 strikeouts over 64 AFL at-bats. He stole two bases and had two doubles and a triple. Most importantly, he returned to using his strengths -- contact hitting and speed.


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