• Full name Eric Murice Brown Jr.
  • Born 12/19/2000 in Tucson, AZ
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Coastal Carolina
  • Drafted in the 1st round (27th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2022 (signed for $2,050,000).
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    Brown is an athletic, 5-foot-10, 190-pound middle infielder who ranked as the No. 24 prospect in the Cape Cod League last summer after hitting .282/.375/.476 with five home runs with Cotuit. He’s an unusual hitting prospect given his unique setup. Brown starts with his hands fully extended from his body and raised up above his head—which leads to Craig Counsell comparisons—before slowly drawing them back in his load, with a long and deliberate leg kick in the lower half. It is far from a picturesque swing and scouts typically find themselves put off initially, but it’s hard to argue with the numbers he’s posted as a college shortstop. This spring he had a career-best season, hitting .330/.460/.544 with seven home runs, 19 doubles and more walks (39) than strikeouts (28). Brown has always shown impressive plate discipline and he has solid exit velocity numbers as well, giving him a chance for more power if he can get the ball in the air more frequently. He’s an impressive athlete and solid defender who has a chance to stick at shortstop. Brown’s swing is unique, but a college shortstop with his bat-to-ball skills and 2022 production should be a fit among the top three rounds in the draft.

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Career Transactions

  • Biloxi Shuckers activated SS Eric Brown Jr. from the 7-day injured list.
  • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers placed SS Eric Brown Jr. on the 7-day injured list.
  • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers placed SS Eric Brown Jr. on the 7-day injured list.
  • SS Eric Brown Jr. assigned to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from Carolina Mudcats.
  • SS Eric Brown Jr. and assigned to Milwaukee Brewers.

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