• Full name Samuel Edward Brown
  • Born 09/12/2001 in Santa Rosa, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 218 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Washington State
  • Drafted in the 12th round (354th overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2023 (signed for $150,000).
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    School: Washington State Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.8
    Brown had a great true freshman season in 2021 during which he hit .315 with 16 doubles, five home runs and 21 RBIs over the course of 47 games. After a down year in 2022, Brown decided to enter the transfer portal and ended up at Washington State, where he flourished in 2023. The 6-foot-2, 218-pound first baseman hit .370/.477/.667 with 11 home runs, 19 doubles, a 13.6% strikeout rate and an 11.2% walk rate this spring and made the All-Pac-12 team for his efforts. Brown’s approach improved dramatically, which led to improved strikeout and walk rates as well as an in-zone miss rate of just 14%. He sets up with a wide base and slightly open front side in the box with some pre-swing movement in the form of a bat waggle. Brown doesn’t have overwhelming hand or bat speed, but his sheer strength allows him to hit for power to all fields, and particularly to the pull side. He has an advanced feel for the barrel and keeps his hands inside the baseball. A solid defender at first, Brown’s overall profile makes for a quality late second day or early third day draft choice.

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  • 1B Sam Brown assigned to Washington State Cougars.

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