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Brooks Brown

RHP | DodgersLAD
Brooks Brown
Name: Brooks Steven Brown
Born: Jun 20, 1985 in Statesboro, Ga. USA
High School: Portal (Ga.) HS
College: Georgia
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Career950.24.311.423.516.57
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (34th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006 (signed for $900,000)
After two up-and-down seasons, pitching primarily in relief, things began to fall into place for Brown as a junior this spring. He was beginning to hit his stride as a freshman in 2004 when he unintentionally hit Georgia Tech's Wes Hodges in the face with a pitch. The accident unnerved Brown, and it seemed to affect his confidence. He made some subtle adjustments in his delivery last summer while pitching in the Cape Cod League, and established himself as the top prospect in the state this spring. Brown's athletic ability is his best asset. He has a sound delivery, working from a three-quarters arm angle, which he varies to high three-quarters at times. His fastball has nice downward plane and sits between 90-93 mph, touching 95. His curveball is an above-average offering, though it's inconsistent because he tends to get around it, especially later in outings. The improvement of his changeup has helped his success against lefties. Brown's stuff tends to taper off after the middle innings, but his feel for pitching allows him to start in college. He'll probably wind up near the back of a bullpen as a pro.
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