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MLB Philadelphia Phillies

Domonic Brown Has To Show His Potential This Season

Derick Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Domonic Brown came up to the Philadelphia Phillies with high expectations on him to be the next great outfielder for the team. Brown hasn’t lived up to expectations so far in his career, so this coming season may be one that shows once and for all if Brown can be a regular everyday player in Philadelphia. If you use spring training as your gauge, Brown is starting much better this season.

Brown had hit two home runs in seven at-bats to start spring training and while spring training doesn’t mean anything really in the grand scheme of things, Brown is at least playing well so far.

There has been talk for a while that Brown could be traded to get some more consistent offense in Philadelphia, with names like Alfonso Soriano being thrown around. Brown is only 25-years old though and even with three unimpressive seasons where he has a batting average of .236, there may still be hope.

Brown is likely going to start the season as the everyday left-fielder for the Phillies unless the team makes a trade. If Brown can get 400-500 at-bats, maybe he can prove that he is worthy to stay in the Philadelphia lineup.

Otherwise, Brown could be a player who finds himself never being a regular, and will always be coming off the bench for defensive purposes. He could make a career out of doing that since there are many others who have done the same thing, but Brown needs to show why he has been so highly thought of and needs to do it this season.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.