The Philadlephia Philles, and quite frankly their fans, have heard a lot about Domonic Brown. Brown has been a highly touted prospect for a few years now. At one point, he was even Baseball America’s No. 4 prospect in all of baseball. That hype has yet to translate to any big league results. 2013 is going to be the year that Domonic Brown needs to step up for the Phillies.
The Phils have Ben Revere in centerfield. He’s young and fast and they traded Vance Worley and Trevor May to get him, so Revere is going to be there for the foreseeable future. Delmon Young was brought in to play right field. He’s not a great fielder, and didn’t have that great of a season last year, and is coming off of an ankle surgery. Left field could be the spot for Brown.
The Phillies have Laynce Nix, John Mayberry Jr. and Darren Ruf along with Brown for the left-field spot. The team would love any of the four to step up and take the reigns in left-field. Brown has only hit .235 in 492 plate appearances over three seasons. He’s put up outstanding minor-league numbers.
The Phillies need some younger players to step up. With guys like Ryan Howard and Chase Utley getting older, it’s time for some youth to step in and help the Phillies. They’ve been waiting on Brown for a few years now. Will 2013 be the year he steps up, or will he be another top prospect that didn’t pan out in the majors?