With the minor league season now completed across each circuit, many players are heading home for some much needed rest and relaxation. Some though – especially those delegated to have what their respective franchises hope as lengthy big league careers – are heading to Arizona Fall League, a place where greats like Mike Piazza, Derek Jeter, Roy Halladay, Albert Pujolsand more have fine crafted their skills.
The Scottsdale Scorpions, the delegated team for the Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Anaheim Angels and Washington Nationals will feature some of each club’s best minor league talent and making a trip (and in some cases, a return trip) for the Giants will be names like Joe Panik, Gary Brown and more.
Seedlings to Stars, our minor league entity here at FanSided has been covering all teams and players headed to Arizona and recently, it was the Giants’ turn to go under the microscope. Here’s what Brian French had to say about the much loved Gary Brown:
The 23 year old Brown is the Giants top prospect and was rated #38 overall by Baseball America prior to the 2012 season. Brown broke out in a big way in 2011 with a spectacular .336/.407/.519 and 14 HR, 115 R 80 RBI and 53 SB. He was selected to the 2011 Futures Game along with multiple All-Star selections and Player of The Year awards. Brown’s stock was soaring post-2011 as he looked the part of a versatile and dangerous lead-off hitter with great center field defense in the mold of Kenny Lofton.