Oakland A’s: Three prospects that can have major roles in 2021
By David Hill
If Seth Brown is going to make an impact with the Oakland A’s, 2021 will be his best chance to do so.
He had emerged as a power threat in the A’s system, twice reaching the 30 homer plateau. His 2019 campaign, where he produced a .297/.352/.634 batting line with 37 homers and 29 doubles in 500 plate appearances. That performance led to Brown making his major league debut, where he posted a .293/.361/.453 batting line over his 83 plate appearances, hitting eight doubles and two triples.
However, that success did not lead to much of a role in 2020. He appeared in just seven games, receiving only five plate appearances. Brown did not record a hit, striking out twice as he spent most of the summer at the A’s alternate site.
That could change in 2021. The A’s have an opening in the outfield with Robbie Grossman‘s anticipated departure. Brown has a track record of being a solid power threat in the minors, and seemingly has nothing left to prove at AAA. This could be his best chance to prove that he can be a viable major league option.
The Oakland A’s will be in the market for an outfielder. Seth Brown could be just what they need.