By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
December 5, 2009
Domonic Brown already had 1,250 minor league at-bats and the view here is that he is just scratching the surface of what he might be capable of doing as an everyday major league player. Different players reach physical maturity at different times. Not everyone is ready from the get-go. This is why scouting young players is difficult. You can’t predict a young guy’s genetic make-up and the pace at which he will improve.
One thing for certain is that Brown is one of the best athletes in minor league baseball today. And based on what I’ve seen in person at the Arizona Fall League, I think he has a chance to put it all together. My advice to the Phillies: don’t trade this kid for pitching help down the stretch.
DOMONIC BROWN, OF
6-5, 204, B/T: L/L
2010 Opening Day Age: 22
Games seen: 2, Innings: 15
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Tall, wiry and athletic; long and loose limbs, aggressive running style. Body reminds me of younger Winfield.
STRENGTHS: Above-average speed, average throwing arm with projection, above-average raw power with projection.
WEAKNESSES: Sometimes fails to keep hands back, but shows ability to adapt and shorten stroke. Likes to get extension, needs to be able to cover inner-half with more consistency. A little bit rough defensively, hands a little hard in the outfield. Both are correctable.
SUMMARY: Chance to be excellent three-tool guy with primary tools of power, speed and arm, player’s best gifts. Still see physical projection and growth in game, believe there is much more to come. Has a chance to be a cornerstone outfielder.
Overall Future Potential: 65