The Epic fall of Dom Brown is one that will continue to mystify me in all of my years as a Phillies fan. We heard about him for years in the minors and then he finally got his call to the big leagues.
Brown was touted as one of the top prospects in all of baseball once. As of 2017 he is still in the minor leagues, and he’s playing in the Pacific Coast League playing for the Albuquerque Isotopes. A far cry from where he would have been had he been more successful with the Phillies.
Brown had a stellar season back in 2013 for the Phillies, he hit 27 home runs and drove in 83 on the season, and it looked as if he had found his game after all. He worked tirelessly to find his swing with batting coaches Steve Henderson and Wally Joyner that season.
Whatever Domonic Brown learned in 2013, he forgot the next season as he slipped back into his old bad habits, but not an entirely really bad season he did hit 10 home runs and hit 63 RBI in 2014.
The Phillies kept sending him down to the minors in 2014 and 2015 they had seemed to have given up hope on Brown. Could he have possibly regained his swing if he remains in the majors? That question may never be known. In 2015, Brown only played in 63 games for the Phillies in those games he hit 5 home runs and drove in 25 RBI.
Dom was a 20th round pick in the 2006 June Amateur Draft, he’ll turn 30 years old on September 3rd this year. Phillies fans will probably forever wonder if Dominic Brown had not lost that great swing that he had found in 2013, what kind of player he would develop into.
For now Dominic Brown is still chasing his dream of playing Major League Baseball again.