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Corey Brown RF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
11 46 .171 .244 .390 83 0.0
Birth Date11-26-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age33 years, 0 months, 16 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2011 WAS 25 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 77 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 WAS 26 19 27 5 2 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 .200 .231 .400 79 -0.5 0.4 -0.2 0.0
2013 WAS 27 14 15 2 1 0 1 3 4 0 1 0 .167 .333 .500 96 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 0.0
2014 BOS 28 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 27 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Career39467302416010.171.244.39083-0.70.2-0.60.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2007 VAN A- 59 256 .260 .352 .387 .368 101 14.1 7.5 -0.8 127 3 -4.6 -0.7 8.6 1.0
2008 KNC A 85 351 .256 .328 .378 .347 98 17.9 10.0 0 120 2 -4.4 -0.9 9.6 1.5
2008 STO A+ 49 214 .274 .336 .413 .324 98 8.3 8.0 0.1 112 2 -3.5 1.4 4.2 1.0
2009 MID AA 66 281 .264 .339 .392 .337 126 -0.8 8.6 0.5 108 2 -0.2 -0.6 3.6 1.2
2010 MID AA 90 386 .260 .331 .385 .421 100 25.7 11.2 0.1 131 1 -4.2 2.8 16.5 2.7
2010 SAC AAA 41 148 .284 .355 .441 .219 94 -8.8 5.0 -0.2 83 3 2.3 2.0 -2.7 0.6
2011 WAS MLB 3 3 .256 .343 .369 .000 97 -0.8 0.1 0 77 25 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2011 SYR AAA 124 462 .259 .326 .403 .317 95 -4.8 14.3 0.3 94 1 5.1 -2.0 -2.2 1.5
2012 WAS MLB 19 27 .274 .331 .435 .267 106 -0.7 0.7 -0.1 79 26 -0.2 0.4 -0.5 0.0
2012 SYR AAA 126 554 .255 .327 .387 .349 100 27.8 16.5 -0.6 133 1 -3.1 -3.0 24.9 3.4
2013 WAS MLB 14 15 .228 .319 .357 .143 102 -0.1 0.4 0 96 32 -0.4 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2013 SYR AAA 107 438 .255 .325 .384 .332 100 8.7 12.6 -1.3 115 2 3.3 1.1 9.3 2.6
2014 BOS MLB 3 1 .121 .233 .172 .000 98 -0.2 0.0 0 27 23 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2014 PAW AAA 91 357 .262 .328 .390 .284 95 -0.2 10.7 -1.3 102 2 0.1 -1.3 1.5 1.0
2015 DUR AAA 114 455 .254 .320 .366 .307 98 4.9 12.6 -1.2 118 2 3.6 -0.9 10.8 2.5
2016 OKL AAA 116 469 .267 .335 .412 .333 97 11.9 13.2 -2 114 2 -2.1 2.2 10.5 2.2
2017 TIJ AAA 106 462 .000 .000 .000 .367 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2007 VAN A- 256 213 31 57 18 4 11 116 48 37 77 5 3 .268 .383 .545 .277 0 0
2008 KNC A 351 300 44 81 18 2 14 145 49 41 96 12 0 .270 .360 .483 .213 3 3
2008 STO A+ 214 196 34 51 9 0 16 108 34 17 72 4 1 .260 .322 .551 .291 0 0
2009 MID AA 281 250 46 67 20 4 9 122 43 27 69 5 2 .268 .349 .488 .220 0 0
2010 SAC AAA 148 135 21 26 4 3 5 51 20 11 36 3 1 .193 .250 .378 .185 2 2
2010 MID AA 386 331 63 106 14 8 10 166 49 52 93 19 1 .320 .416 .502 .181 0 0
2011 WAS MLB 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2011 SYR AAA 462 396 50 93 18 3 14 159 39 47 134 4 7 .235 .326 .402 .167 1 11
2012 WAS MLB 27 25 4 5 2 0 1 10 3 1 9 0 0 .200 .231 .400 .200 0 1
2012 SYR AAA 554 484 83 138 22 9 25 253 71 59 139 18 7 .285 .365 .523 .238 4 3
2013 WAS MLB 15 12 2 2 1 0 1 6 1 3 4 1 0 .167 .333 .500 .333 0 0
2013 SYR AAA 438 389 57 99 26 1 19 184 56 40 132 12 4 .255 .326 .473 .219 3 3
2014 BOS MLB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
2014 PAW AAA 357 325 35 75 15 2 17 145 42 28 106 6 2 .231 .294 .446 .215 2
2015 DUR AAA 455 407 63 99 19 3 19 181 60 43 130 15 2 .243 .316 .445 .201 3 0
2016 OKL AAA 469 426 65 106 21 7 23 210 70 41 155 11 6 .249 .314 .493 .244 1 1
2017 TIJ AAA 462 381 79 111 23 4 24 214 85 73 124 19 2 .291 .406 .562 .270 4 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 14 0.5000 0.4286 0.6667 0.5714 0.2857 1.0000 0.0000 0.3333 0.0023
2012 93 0.4301 0.5484 0.5490 0.7250 0.4151 0.6897 0.3636 0.4510 0.0013
2013 60 0.4333 0.4500 0.7407 0.6154 0.3235 1.0000 0.3636 0.2593 0.0031
2014 3 0.6667 0.6667 0.0000 0.5000 1.0000 0.0000 0.0000 1.0000 0.0000
Career1700.44120.50590.61670.66970.38240.81260.32720.38330.0020

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-04-16 2013-05-15 Minors 29 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-09-12 2011-09-14 DTD 2 2 Right Knee Surgery Staph Infection 2011-09-14 -
2011-03-02 2011-03-17 Camp 15 0 Left Ankle Sprain -
2009-07-04 2009-08-07 Minors 34 0 Right Knee Strain -
2009-04-22 2009-04-22 On-Alr 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-04-22 2009-05-04 Minors 12 0 Left Knee Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 LAN $
2015 TBA $
2014 OAK $
2013 WAS $
2012 WAS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 109 dO'Connell Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/13/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 12/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2014). DFA by Oakland 1/22/14. Refused assignment 1/31/14. Signed by Boston as a free agent 2/2/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Boston 8/5/14. DFA by Boston 8/17/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/21/14. Refused assignment by Boston 10/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Washington 3/6/13. Acquired by Oakland in trade 12/19/13 after being DFA by Washington 12/12/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Washington (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Washington 5/28/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Oakland 11/19/10. Acquired by Washington in trade from Oakland 12/16/10 (Willingham deal). Sent outright to Triple-A by Washington 11/16/11.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2007 (1s-59) (Oklahoma State). Signed 6/19/07, $544,500 signing bonus.

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 While regular playing time would expose Corey Brown’s contact woes, the 27-year-old could be a solid power bat off the bench, with ability to play all three outfield positions in a pinch.
2013 In his third go-round at Triple-A, Brown finally got the hang of it, putting together a huge season in Syracuse and displaying the best of his skills. He has always been a power-speed guy whose ceiling was tamped down by his inability to make consistent contact. His 2012 breakthrough was no different: He still struck out 25 percent of the time, but he managed to pack a lot of damage into the other 75 percent of his plate appearances. He looks like a 26th, even 27th type of guy for the Nationals, shuttling between Syracuse and Washington a couple of times a year.
2012 We'd like to say Brown's a higher risk/higher upside guy than Bernadina just to make the story simpler, but he's not higher risk. He's not on the 40-man roster, so he'll probably start the season at Triple-A, but Brown hits and fields at least as well as Bernadina, and has demonstrated the ability to draw a few more walks. A good example of a guy you can take a flyer on who's out there to be had in a cheap deal, rather than spending a few million bucks on a guy who you know is going to be a mediocrity.
2011 Moving from a crowded situation in Oakland to Washington as part of the Josh Willingham deal, Brown has a better opportunity for a big league chance, but he still has to prove he can hit Triple-A pitching, having failed to do so in 2010. See him on the right day and he is a potential big-league center fielder with above-average power and speed to go with solid defensive skills. The problem is that he's not an especially good hitter who has whiffed in over 30 percent of his minor-league at-bats. His ability to make up for a lack of average with his secondary skills will define his future.
2010 After hitting 30 home runs in 2008, Brown was hampered by knee problems in '09, cutting into his development time. He remains an intriguing talent with above-average power and speed and the ability to play center field. The decision to sign Coco Crisp will give him time to demonstrate health and effectiveness at Triple-A. There are still the strikeouts to worry about, as he's now totaled 314 in 259 professional games. It's unlikely that he'll ever hit for a high average, but he does enough things well that he should be able to carve out a career in spite of his flaws.
2009 A supplemental first-round pick in 2007, Brown is a bit of a strange bird. He's got plenty of tools, as evidenced by 30 home runs and 16 stolen bases in his full-season debut, and he plays a nice center while showcasing a solid arm. Then there are the strikeouts; 168 of them in 496 at-bats, 34 percent of his at-bats, 30 percent of his PA—you get the point, a lot of strikeouts. Even still, it's quite common to see him shorten his swing with two strikes and use the opposite field. He's a difficult player to project because of the gap between what he is and what scouts see, but at the very least there's something here to build on.
2008 One of Oakland's two first-round supplemental picks last June, Brown is a typical A's draftee in that he's a college player from a well-established program (Oklahoma State), but an atypical selection in that he's far from polished. A high-upside type with power, speed, and plenty of walks, Brown also has a disturbingly high strikeout rate, which continued in his pro debut and was the thing that kept scouts from loving him, as opposed to merely liking him.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)So Corey Brown's been incredible in AAA, unfortunately he's 26. Is this a sign that he could potentially be effective in the majors, or just is he old enough to hang in AAA without anyone thinking it means anything?
(Charlie from Bethesda, MD)
I think he deserves a shot. I'd like to see him get it. Low average guy, but a lot of secondary skills to make up for it. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Corey Brown, flop?
(Dave from Chicago)
I'm aware that his overall numbers since the promotion have a lot of red flags, but he also has 10 home runs in 121 at-bats. Flop? really? (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)How has Corey Brown's stock changed this season? He seems to be showing good tools but is pretty darn old for his league yet still Ks a ton. Should the A's be more aggressive in promoting him?
(Norville Barnes from Muncie, IN)
You'll see him in Stockton pretty soon -- as in this week. I think he's stock is pretty much unchanged from where it was going into the year -- and that's pretty good. (Kevin Goldstein)


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