I was looking at this guy we signed a while back and his stats in the minors are really incredible. He has hit 20+ home runs in a 100 games the past three years, yet he is 28 and was never given a decent chance in the Majors.
Anybody know more on him? Can't find a decent scouting report
Mhmm! And who knows! Maybe we'll strike gold!
The comparison I saw of Brown was with Ryan Ludwick. Ludwick didn't get decent major league time till he was 28, Brown's age, and at the age of 29, hit 37 homeruns in a season.
You just never know sometimes what these guys can do with a little opportunity.
Yeah, Jacobs, Ochoa and the Animal were incredible too. Brown's 2012 MiLB season was spent in dry mile high Colorado Springs, btw.
I'm not counting on much from these guys. Maybe I'll be surprised. Surprise and hope is no way to build a MLB team though.
I hear ya. I would only sign Bourn with protected pick and only 3-4 years.
And I say this because there are no other center fielders at Bourn's ability for the next three years, free agency wise. Unless MDD hits for more power to overcompensate for his strikeouts (sadly, I don't think it'll stop. Best thing to do is get him to hit for more power and be a gold glover, both which are possible), I think Bourn may be our best shot at a true center fielder for a while.