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Corey Brown

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Corey Brown
Name: Corey Allan Brown
Born: Nov 26, 1985 in Tampa, Fla. USA
College: Oklahoma State
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (59th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2007 (signed for $544,500)
Teammate Matt Mangini came into 2007 with more buzz, but Brown has surpassed him as the best prospect at Oklahoma State. He's a more well-rounded player, showing all five tools and the athleticism that made him the target of football recruiting offers as a wide receiver out of high school. Brown shows power and speed, and he was on pace for a 20-20 season with the Cowboys. He has a quick bat and the patience to rank among the NCAA Division I leaders with 53 walks through 50 games. He has the range to play center field and more arm strength than most players at that position. While Brown has been productive at the plate, he doesn't always make consistent contact. He has 51 strikeouts this spring, and he batted just .192 with 57 whiffs in 41 games in the Cape Cod League. His makeup raised red flags in high school, when he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of battery and was placed on probation. According to police, Brown--who was 17 at the time--and three other boys were drinking alcohol and had consensual sex with a 14-year-old girl, a violation of Florida state law. That incident cost him a scholarship to Virginia. Whether it lingers in the minds of some teams remains to be seen, but he still figures to go no later than the sandwich round. Brown's younger brother Dylan, a freshman at Oklahoma State, should be a top prospect in the 2009 draft.
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