It was under different circumstances than most expected, but the name most believe is currently the #1 prospect in baseball, Domonic Brown, received the much-anticipated call to the majors this afternoon as Shane Victorino was placed on the DL with an oblique strain.
Brown, 23, was hitting .346/.390/.561 in 107 AB’s with AAA Lehigh Valley. He had 5 HR and 21 RBI to go along with 5 SB in 6 attempts. Overall on the year, Brown has hit .327/.391/.589 with 20HR and 68 RBI in 343 AB’s. Additionally, he has stolen 17 bases in 24 attempts. His walk rate is 10%, while striking out at a 19% clip.
Brown was hitting lefties and righties at above a .300 clip in Lehigh Valley and hitting .385 with RISP. The injury to Victorino hurts the Phillies simply from a depth perspective, as their hands very well may be tied now as far as the possibility of dealing Jayson Werth, however, what Brown will bring to the table is a five tool talent, that when combined with the other talent in the Phils lineup will be very tough to combat.