Sep 27, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielderGary Brown
(56) bunts his way onto first base in the third inning of their MLB baseball game with the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
This is the second edition in the second season of “Cow Tipping”. Each week, I will feature a San Francisco Giants’ prospect from one of our farm teams.
This week’s “Cow Tipping” will focus on Centerfielder, Gary Brown. Now, some of you may remember my article from last year, where I defended him for being the underdog. Needless to say, Brown was called up by the San Francisco Giants from the Fresno Grizzlies in September, 2014, and eventually earned a spot on the 2014 NLDS roster. He now holds a spot on the 2015 40-Man Roster with the Giants.
Funny how a little blood, sweat, and tears work wonders.
Brown ended his 2014 last season in the Minors with 136 GP, 536 AB, 145 H, 10 HR, and 53 RBI. With the Giants, during the regular season, Brown had 7 GP, 7 AB, 3H, 0 HR, and 1 RBI. In the postseason, Brown played 1 game, had 1 AB, with 0 R, 0 H, and 0 RBI.
I purposefully watched today’s first televised game of the pre-season to see which of the prospects I wanted to write about. I chose Gary Brown because Brown is looking like he is definitely vying for a permanent call-up into the Majors. Spring Training stats may not count much for some players as it is more or less a time for the every day players to shake off their winter blues, put some oil in the rusty joints, and dust the cobwebs off; but stats do count if a minor league player is vying for a call-up.
Today, Brown hit a double to bring home Jarrett Parker in the bottom of the 9th, earning himself an RBI and helped the Giants edge up on the San Diego Padres. In the 8th, Brown was walked, and then driven home after a throwing error when Hector Sanchez hit a ground ball to 3rd. Brown passed right through 2nd and 3rd like a hot knife through butter and scored.
Gary Brown is definitely a “must watch” this season. He has power, he has speed, and he definitely has an appetite for success. I’m excited to see what this kid has to bring to AT&T when he is given the nod this season.