|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||500.00||15.00||.264||70.00||68.00||9.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Washington||14||6||1|| .467|| .714|| .429|
|vs Detwiler (Career)||7||0||0||0||.125||0|
|vs LHP||55||19||5|| .373|| .673|| .345|
|06/18/2013||Domonic Brown, LF PHI||Jeff Samardzija, SP CHC|
|06/18/2013||Carlos Villanueva, RP CHC|
Domonic Brown, LF PHI
|Craig Kimbrel, RP ATL|
Justin Upton, LF ATL
|06/18/2013||Domonic Brown, LF PHI|
Chase Headley, 3B SD
|Johnny Cueto, SP CIN|
David Ortiz, DH BOS
|Last 10 Games|
|Domonic Brown doing what you want him to do|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(6/14/13) Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown is 1 for 13 over his last four games. That's obviously not what anyone wants to see. But he drew two walks Thursday, giving him six in 12 games in June after having none in 28 games in May.
If you own Brown in Fantasy, that's exactly what you want to see.
He obviously wasn't going to maintain his home run pace from May, when he hit 12 in 109 at-bats, but some people worried that when pitchers stopped giving him pitches to hit, his overly aggressive ways would make him easy prey, much like Jeff Francoeur.
But of course, apart from that one month, Brown has never had a shortage of walks at any point in his professional career. It's not that he was being overly aggressive in May. It's just that pitchers kept giving him pitches to hit.
And now that they're not, he's walking again. That's enough to convince me his breakthrough is 100 percent legitimate and that he'll have another big surge or two later this year.
|Domonic Brown belts 19th home run|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(6/8/13) Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown continued to swing a hot bat as he launched his NL-leading 19th home run of the season Saturday night against the Brewers.
Brown took starter Tom Gorzelanny deep for a solo home run in the second. He also slapped a two-run double in the eighth to account for all of the offense for the Phillies. He finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and three RBI in a 4-3 loss. He is hitting .404 (23 for 57) with 11 home runs and 22 RBI in his last 15 games.
|Domonic Brown now ready to dominate in steals?|
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(6/7/13) There's nothing wrong with rejecting trades for Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown based on the logic that he can't keep up his torrid home run pace. But with two steals Thursday night against the Brewers, Brown now has six on the season, and three over the first six games of June.
Brown had two minor leauge seasons with 450-plus plate appearances; in both, he stole 20 or more bases. And in his other campaigns, he was on pace to steal at least 25. Brown has pulled a bit of a misdirection on Fantasy players -- while hitting 18 home runs in his first 60 games, he's drawn attention away from the fact that he can hit for average (a .296 minor league batting average) and steal bases. This sets him up with some interesting trade value -- a Brown owner may think he's selling high on the home run potential, but will likely be underrating average and steals.
It's unlikely you get Brown cheap, thanks to his hot start, but you might be able to get him for fair value if his owner isn't considering the gains Brown will make in the non-power categories. If you're in need of some steals, you may actually have a need for the league's leading home-run hitter.
|Domonic Brown goes yard once again|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/5/13) Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown hit yet another home run during Wednesday's 6-1 win against the Marlins. His NL-leading 18th home run was a two-run homer off A.J. Ramos during a five-run seventh inning.
Brown has homered 11 times in his last 16 games. He's batting .381 (24 for 63) with two doubles, two triples, 15 runs and 24 RBI in his last 16 games.
|Thinking Domonic Brown is legit|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(6/4/13) So I've kept pretty quiet about my preseason obsession, the Phillies' Domonic Brown, as he's been putting balls into orbit over the last two weeks, partially just to soak it all in and partially to assess whether or not we can trust it. I mean, 28 straight games without walking? That's not a recipe for success, even if it worked for one month.
Normally, that's where the debate would end for me, but for Brown, it's not that simple. Between his minor-league career and his previous stints in the majors, he had already developed a reputation as a player who knew the strike zone, who would take pitches and draw walks. Why would that end all of a sudden?
Maybe it didn't end. Maybe he just put it on hold to make the most of what pitchers gave him. He was behind in the count on only one of the 12 home runs he hit in May, so you could argue his plate discipline put him in position to hit those home runs. It didn't lead to any walks, but it's not his fault he kept getting pitches to hit.
Of course, now that he's a feared slugger, he won't get as many pitches to hit. Already, he has two walks in June, which is exactly what I hoped to see. As long as his walk rate goes up when he inevitably cools off, I think we can trust that the breakthrough was legitimate.
My collegues on Fantasy Baseball Today offered up trade scenarios involving Brown, but I'm going to stick with him.
|After deadline deals that sent Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino packing, a spot in the outfield opened up, once again, for former top prospect Domonic Brown. The result? Nearly identical numbers from the early season 2011 experiment that had the Phillies sending Brown back to the minors. In 187 at-bats (compared to 184 in 2011), Brown's batting average was actually lower (.235/.245), he hit the same amount of home runs (five), had one more double, one more triple, drove in seven more runs and scored seven fewer. There aren't any splits to speak of that would point to Brown either figuring something out or tailspinning at the end -- he was pretty steady at these numbers from his recall until the end of the season. We know Brown has talent -- he was Baseball America's No. 4 prospect before 2011 and has a career .296 average in the minors -- but he's been remarkably consistent in two stints in the majors. He could end up figuring things out on the job in 2013, but it might be a little optimistic to expect him to produce that 20-20 potential based on what he's done so far in the majors. He's a late-round draft pick in NL-only formats. (Updated 12/7/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/16/13||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Hiroki Kuroda|
|6/18/13||WAS||7:05 pm||Ross Detwiler|
|6/19/13||WAS||7:05 pm||Gio Gonzalez|
|6/21/13||NYM||7:05 pm||Jeremy Hefner|
|6/22/13||NYM||4:05 pm||Dillon Gee|
|6/23/13||NYM||1:35 pm||Matt Harvey|
|6/24/13||@ SD||10:10 pm||Eric Stults|