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Gary Brown | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Angels sent OF Gary Brown outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Brown was designated for assignment by the Halos on June 1 and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 26-year-old former first-round pick owns a weak .680 OPS in 1,340 career plate appearances at the Triple-A level. He has logged only seven career major league plate appearances. Jun 4 - 1:41 PM

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Angels designated OF Gary Brown for assignment.

It's the third time since spring training that the former top prospect has been designated for assignment. Brown has batted just .202/.254/.331 at the Triple-A level this season.
Jun 1 - 7:22 PM

Angels claimed OF Gary Brown off waivers from the Cardinals; optioned him to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Brown has now been in three organizations over the last few weeks. The former top prospect will provide the Halos with some outfield depth.
Apr 22 - 2:24 PM

Cardinals designated OF Gary Brown for assignment.

The move clears a spot for right-hander Mitch Harris on the 40-man roster. Brown, 26, was just claimed off waivers from the Giants earlier this month and he could soon be on the move again.
Apr 21 - 11:54 AM

Cardinals claimed OF Gary Brown off waivers from the Giants; sent him outright to Triple-A Memphis.

The former top prospect never worked out in San Francisco, but he's still just 26 and is worth a shot for the Cardinals. Of course, it's not a great landing spot for him as far as potential playing time goes, as there will likely have to be an injury or two before he gets a promotion.
Apr 3 - 1:24 PM

Giants designated OF Gary Brown for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Justin Maxwell. Brown is a former top prospect who has shown some pop and plenty of speed in the minors, but he had been slated to return to Triple-A for a third straight season after being optioned over the weekend. Still just 26, it's possible he'll draw some interest on waivers.
Mar 31 - 7:32 PM

Giants optioned OF Gary Brown to Triple-A Sacramento.

The speedster stole three bases but hit only .158/.256/.263 this spring. Brown was once a nice prospect but is headed back to Triple-A for a third straight season.
Mar 29 - 1:05 PM

Giants recalled OF Gary Brown from Triple-A Fresno.

Brown was once considered among the game's top outfield prospects, but his stock has faded over the past couple of seasons. Now 25 years old, the 2010 first-round pick batted .271/.329/.394 with 10 home runs, 53 RBI, and 36 stolen bases over 136 games this season in Triple-A. With his defensive ability and speed, he could be a useful player for the Giants this month.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 09:11:00 AM

Giants prospect outfielder Gary Brown went 3-for-6 on Friday for Triple-A Fresno, and is now hitting .281/.350/.413 for the season.

This game was his fourth game with two-plus hits in his past six games, and he is hitting .333/.375/.533 over that time. Brown is unlikely to get a promotion to San Francisco without an injury, but he plays a great center field and, if he's able to hit .280 with some power, could be a starting center fielder for many teams in the major leagues. He is no longer the prospect he was in 2011 and 2012, but he could be a very useful player.
Sat, May 3, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Giants outfield prospect Gary Brown is hitting .317/.356/.561 through nine games for Triple-A Fresno.

It seems like just yesterday that the Giants refused to include him in the trade to the Mets for Carlos Beltran, trading Zack Wheeler instead. Since the end of 2011, Brown has struggled, hitting .279/.347/.385 for Double-A Richmond in 2012 and .231/.286/.375 for Triple-A Fresno in 2013. Brown seems to have taken a step forward in 2013, as six of his 13 hits have gone for extra bases. He is unlikely to see time in San Francisco without an injury, but if he keeps up this level of production he could be a tempting mid-season promotion.
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Giants optioned OF Gary Brown to Triple-A Fresno.

Brown was one of several cuts on Wednesday in Giants camp. The 25-year-old outfielder did not have a great showing last summer at Triple-A, but the Giants are still high on his potential and could give him a look at some point in 2014. Brown as a first-round pick in 2010.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 04:18:00 PM

Gary Brown filled up the box score in a losing effort against the A's on Friday, going 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI.

The 25-year-old outfielder also walked and swiped a base in the game. He had a very disappointing season in his first taste of Triple-A in 2013, slashing just .231/.286/.375 with 13 homers 50 RBI and 17 stolen bases, but remains a key part of the Giants future plans. With a strong showing in the spring, he could crack the Opening Day roster as a reserve outfielder.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 08:23:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of OF Gary Brown from Triple-A Fresno.

Brown's star has dimmed a bit since his breakout 2011, hitting just .231/.286/.375 at Triple-A last season. But the 25-year-old was once a top prospect in the game, and the Giants couldn't take the risk of losing him in December's Rule 5 Draft. He'll likely be given every chance to make the team out of spring training.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 10:45:00 PM

Giants prospect outfielder Gary Brown is back in the lineup for Double-A Richmond on Thursday after being hit in the head with a bat earlier this week.

Good news. Brown was hit with a backswing during batting practice, but fortunately all tests came back negative. The 23-year-old outfielder is hitting .285/.346/.402 with seven home runs, 37 RBI, 30 stolen bases and a .749 OPS in 113 games at the Double-A level this season and is a possibility to be called up to the majors when rosters expand in September.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 06:11:00 PM

Gary Brown has been invited to major league spring training.

A first round pick last summer, Brown did not light the world on fire in his first partial season in the minors, amassing seven hits and 12 strikeouts in 44 at-bats. Even a pitcher would cringe at those numbers. He'll need another one-to-many years in the minors before garnering serious attention.
Tue, Jan 18, 2011 05:59:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1David Murphy
2Shane Victorino
3Matt Joyce
4Daniel Robertson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1David DeJesus
2C.J. Cron
3Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Trevor Gott
6Cesar Ramos