Aug 082011
 

For the tenth time this season a Nationals farmhand has been named the Player (or Pitcher) of the Week, as Corey Brown snagged the honor for the period of August 1st to the 7th.

Acquired in the offseason as part of a multiplayer trade for Josh Willingham, Brown hit .526 with four home runs, seven RBI and six runs scored last week, with slugging percentage of 1.211. He currently has a five-game hit streak.

It’s also the fourth time that a Syracuse Chief has won the weekly award, following Tom Milone, Michael Aubrey and Cole Kimball.

  9 Responses to “Corey Brown Named International League Player of The Week”

  1. He was one guy i really had high expectations for coming into the season. From everything I read, he was supposed to be a late blooming five tool player. But alas, he simply could not put it all together this year. Anyone know if there is still any hope left for him as a prospect? If I recall correctly, he is already 25 -26 years old, so time is running out.

    • I don’t think he’s destined to be a 5-tool guy at all. Power will not be his thing, he’s a CF who will need to have above average speed and OBP, hit enough to get by, play good D, and XBH’s are a bonus.

      • Thanks for the input CK. I guess it was just Rizzo trying to pimp up the trade with all the ” five tool ability” talk. Do you see him being able to contribute at the mlb level?

        • Can’t disagree with what BinM wrote, he tracks this stuff way more closely than I do.

          It’ll be interesting to see what they do with Brown in September with the new kid at AA (blanking on his name at the moment).

          I’d hope Brown could go play some winter ball, get some more high level ABs etc. Not sure if his issue is a particular pitch or a hole in his swing that has been exploited at AAA. His end of the year will be important.

    • Age may be the determining factor for Corey Brown – he’ll turn 26 in November, and was only rated as a “prospect” by Hardball Times (Hagen #6-OAK), MLBA (Gordon & DeLoney – #9, 8B on their system), and Sickels (#18 C+) in 2010. He’s done next to nothing to sustain a high rating entering his year 26 season, imo.

  2. Congrats to Corey Brown. We know you were billed as a ‘slow-starter’, but what the ^*%% took you so long?

    • Makes me wonder if he was hurt previously? He’s had a horrific 2/3’s of the season, maybe he can turn it on now?

      I don’t think he’s on the 40-man correct?

  3. He had an injury in spring training….missed quite a bit of time. Maybe that prolonged his normal slow start.

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