SF Giants Prospects

Giants’ Gary Brown Could Give Usain Bolt A Run For His Money

By Bryan Rose

Things that have the vroom vroom:

A cheetah. The Buggati Veyron. Sailfish. The SR-71 Blackbird airplane. A Peregin falcon. Soon to be Giants outfielder Gary Brown.

The Giants studly prospect who’s currently taking part in the Arizona Fall League was clocked at an extremely impressive 3.96 home to first speed from the right side last evening, a time that rates him in the upper echelon of players with the boom boom vroom.

So how fast exactly is a 3.96 from the right side? Well first off, you need to take into account that this was just a randomly measured time, not his fastest ever, but the “above-average” MLB time from the right side of the batter’s box is 4.2 seconds. For comparison, universal speedster Jose Reyes runs a consistent 3.9…….from the left side of the batters box.

It’s hard not to get excited when watching Brown play. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a season or two before we see him patrolling the AT&T outfield, but when that time comes, prepare yourself to have a new favorite player.