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Vaun Brown

Born: 06/23/1998 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 190
Primary Position: LF
Secondary Position: CF
Strong lower half, muscular presence but remains athletic, mostly filled out, not much projection if any
Evaluator Eli Walsh
Report Date 07/10/2022
Dates Seen 4/9/22, 5/15/22, 6/4/22
Affiliate San Jose Giants (Low A, Giants)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
Late 2023/ Very high 55 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Old-school stance, slightly open and upright with slightly bent knees and a bit of a hunch. Load is small and hands are short to the ball. Sprays it from line to line, shows good feel for going the other way. Takes his share of walks but won't appear on any rate leaderboards. Can be a little rigid at times and can get beat by good velocity, particularly high.
Power 55 Power is mostly to pull side, but loud contact is frequent. Punishes mistakes in any count. Uses legs well to get behind and drive the ball. Probably closer to a 20-homer bat than a 30-homer bat at peak with a whole lot of doubles.
Baserunning/Speed 60 Easy above-average speed and fast for his size. Threat to steal 25-30 bases with high-efficiency. High motor and turns singles into doubles when fielders get lazy.
Glove 50 Quality corner outfielder who is stretched a little in center. Shows good range thanks to his above-average speed and takes smart routes. Unlikely to ever be best center fielder on a roster.
Arm 50 Strong but unspectacular. Slightly better fit in left but will work in either corner.

One of the biggest pop-up bats in the system. Well-rounded corner outfielder, ideal as a lineup sparkplug with pop or just below the middle of the order. Even with performance considered, variance is higher than usual based on lack of track record, D-II pedigree, unsustainably high BABIPs. TBD on how he'll adjust in a slump. Old for his level, but also likely to move fast.

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