Philadelphia Phillies’ fans know what kind of talent that Domonic Brown has. The rest of the baseball world will get that chance tomorrow night. Brown will be making his first appearance at the 2013 All-Star game, playing outfield for the National League.
Brown has had a tremendous first half of the season. He is hitting .273 at the first half mark. He has had 355 at-bats with 97 hits, and 23 of those have been home runs. He is the Phillies’ home run leader, and is eighth in the major leagues. Brown is also the Phillies’ leader in RBI as he already has 67 of them, tied for ninth in the majors.
Brown has been with the Phillies organization since 2006. He has been back and forth between the minors and the majors. This has been his first full season as the Phillies’ full-time left fielder as the spot was always filled.
This season, Brown has shown that he deserved the vacant spot. Manager Charlie Manuel was not sure if the 26-year-old was going to be able to handle the pressure of playing full-time. He proved he deserved it from the very beginning, winning Player of the Week two weeks in a row in May, and also winning Player of the Month.
Brown was voted by his fellow big league players to play in the All-Star game. Brown has a gift and the fans in attendance tomorrow will be lucky to see it. It will be an experience Brown will never forget.