Dom Brown has been selected to the National League All-Star team for the 2013 MLB All-Star game. This is Brown’s first appearance of hopefully many more to come. Brown was a coveted prospect for the Phillies for a few years and now he is showing Phillies fans what all the hype and wait was for. Dom is batting (as of July 6th) .279 avg, 22 home runs, 60 RBI’s, and 8 stolen bases on the year so far.
Making it to the bigs wasn’t so smooth though for Brown. He was called up at the end of the season for the first time in 2010. This outing didn’t go to well for him as he showed he simply wasn’t ready yet to be an every day MLB player. So as a result the Phillies sent Brown to the minors for the following season. Brown again got his call at the end of the 2011 season and he still struggled to hit major league pitching. Fans and the organizations patience was starting to run out at this point as they wondered if Brown, the once highly thought of young talent, would ever develop into his potential. To start the 2012 season Brown found himself still in AAA with the Iron Pigs. The Phillies struggled all season, traded outfielder Hunter Pence, and decided to once again bring Domonic Brown back up. Brown didn’t still didn’t wow the fans or anyone but he did show some potential and reason for hope.
To start the 2013 season the Phillies needed to fill an outfield void that was made when they traded Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants the previous year. This was Browns final shot, his make or break season, because just about everyone was tired of hearing about a kid who hadn’t produced the previous years. In 2013 Domonic Brown has carried the Phillies offense for much of the first half of the season and it’s no wonder why he was named to the 2013 All-Star game. He is second in the National League in home runs with 22, RBI 60, Runs, and OPS.