Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown has a tattoo on his right shoulder that reads: “What Can Brown Do For You.” Up until now the answer to that question has been, not enough. Once the Phillies and the majors top prospect, Brown’s numbers with the big club have been underwhelming:
In 147 career games over the last three seasons, Brown has a career average of .236 with 12 home runs and 58 RBI.
But so far this Spring he is making a strong case to be a starting outfielder when the Phils head north. Yes, it’s early but he has looked impressive so far. In five games, with nine at bats he has four hits, two home runs, three RBIs and a .444 batting average. He only hit five home runs all of last year. So far this Spring Domonic is showing the Phillies that “what Brown can do for you” may be quite a lot.
Another outfielder having a good camp so far is new Phillie Ben Revere. At 24, he’s young, enthusiastic and has already impressed new teammates like Jimmy Rollins:
“The little man out in centerfield, Tootsie Pop, Ben Revere, he’s going to bring that energy.”
Energy and speed. Revere has already stolen 2 bases and scored 3 runs in the early going this Spring.
Last season Revere hit .294 for the Minnesota Twins and had 40 stolen bases. And if you’re wondering about his defense, check out this play
If that doesn’t get you excited, nothing will. And Revere’s energy and enthusiasm have been a hit with the fans as well. He has taken to Twitter since joining the Phils and already has 12,000 followers. I love the tweet he sent Wednesday: “Another day of baseball!!”
Ben, I couldn’t have said it better myself.