Seth Brown had a prime opportunity to cement his place as part of the Oakland A’s future. With numerous injuries to the roster, especially in the outfield, and a lack of performance by Stephen Piscotty, there was an opening if a player would step up. Instead, Brown struggled to put the ball in play consistently, leading to a trip back to Triple-A when Starling Marte was acquired.
His return trip to the minors did not last for long. With Ramon Laureano being suspended for PED use, Brown returned to the A’s on Friday.
Seth Brown gets another chance with Oakland A’s
Brown had somewhat mixed results with the A’s in his first extended look in the majors. He produced a .199/.277/.435 batting line in his 213 plate appearances, yet somehow still had an OPS+ of 97. That was due to his power, as he hit 12 homers and seven doubles, showing his power potential if he could make consistent contact.
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Now he will get another chance. The A’s will need to cobble right field together once again, with Brown as a part of that grouping. The hope will be that one of that collection will be able to seize the position for their own, especially now that the trade deadline has passed and the A’s have limited options.
This is certainly not what the A’s had hoped for. This attempt did not work prior to the trade deadline, forcing the A’s to acquire Marte and Josh Harrison. In theory, Harrison will be a part of that collection as well, or his presence at second base could allow for Tony Kemp to get more time in the outfield.
Brown will get plenty of chances. He has the ability to play both corner outfield positions and at first, while his power potential could give him some time at the designated hitter spot as well. Maybe this time will be different, and Brown can be more than just a power threat.
Seth Brown is getting another chance with the Oakland A’s. If he cannot prove himself this time, it may be the last one he gets.