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Portrait of Mitch Brown

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 23)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
85.3 6.22 1.92 60 4 7 0 -1.0
Birth Date4-13-1994
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age23 years, 0 months, 16 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 CLE Rk 8 8 27.7 2 0 0 20 10 26 3 .270 96 6.5 3.3 1.0 8.5 50% .233 .255 1.08 4.98 3.58 94 3.52 95.6
2013 LKC A 5 5 15.7 1 1 0 21 11 18 4 .254 101 12.1 6.3 2.3 10.3 45% .395 .362 2.04 7.23 11.49 105 5.63 112.3
2013 CLE Rk 12 10 52.0 2 4 0 57 29 48 2 .270 98 9.9 5.0 0.3 8.3 51% .362 .310 1.65 4.80 5.37 109 5.05 110.4
2014 LKC A 27 27 138.7 8 8 0 113 55 127 6 .264 102 7.3 3.6 0.4 8.2 55% .286 .234 1.21 3.64 3.31 94 4.46 104.6
2015 LYN A+ 27 26 141.7 9 12 0 147 77 109 15 .249 107 9.3 4.9 1.0 6.9 53% .315 .283 1.58 4.89 5.15 121 8.14 124.5
2016 LYN A+ 36 17 98.3 4 6 0 81 77 120 3 .259 102 7.4 7.0 0.3 11.0 47% .332 .265 1.61 4.22 5.03 112 5.42 111.5
2017 AKR AA 5 0 5.3 0 1 1 5 8 5 0 .280 8.4 13.5 0.0 8.4 47% .333 .294 2.44 5.74 5.06 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-05-02 2013-06-20 Minors 49 0 Right Shoulder Strain - -

Compensation

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2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 6.4 7.2 0 22 22 104.6 98 66 72 14 .268 1.57 4.82 5.07 2.8 0.3
80o 5.7 7.2 0 20 20 97.7 98 66 68 14 .282 1.68 5.28 5.55 -2.3 -0.3
70o 5.2 7.2 0 19 19 92.9 98 66 64 14 .293 1.77 5.61 5.9 -5.6 -0.6
60o 4.8 7.2 0 19 19 88.8 98 66 61 14 .301 1.85 5.91 6.21 -8.3 -0.9
50o 4.4 7.2 0 18 18 85.1 98 66 59 14 .310 1.92 6.19 6.51 -10.6 -1.2
40o 4.1 7.1 0 17 17 81.5 98 65 56 14 .318 2.00 6.48 6.81 -12.8 -1.4
30o 3.7 7.1 0 16 16 77.7 97 65 54 14 .327 2.08 6.80 7.14 -14.9 -1.6
20o 3.3 7 0 15 15 73.4 96 64 51 13 .338 2.19 7.17 7.54 -17.1 -1.9
10o 2.8 6.9 0 14 14 67.6 95 63 47 13 .353 2.34 7.72 8.1 -19.8 -2.1
Weighted Mean4.47.10181884.997655913.3081.906.156.47-10.2-1.1

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20182448019191121111011101843.3021.906.296.588.98.18.91.5-1.2
2019253601414848879821343.3151.996.426.729.48.58.81.4-1.0
2020263601414838471811443.3091.886.186.479.17.78.81.5-0.8
20212746016169691841021443.3061.835.756.028.67.99.61.3-0.5
2022283501313777266821043.3091.805.535.798.57.79.61.2-0.2
202329240101061645668943.3331.965.996.279.48.210.01.3-0.5
2024301204422221623543.2841.706.306.598.96.49.32.0-0.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 92)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 95 Nick Pivetta 2016 0.00 DNP
2 95 Scott Barlow 2016 0.00 DNP
3 95 Anthony Ferrara 2013 0.00 DNP
4 94 Esmil Rogers 2009 4.50
5 94 Connor Graham 2009 0.00 DNP
6 94 Michael Antonini 2009 0.00 DNP
7 94 Reed Garrett 2016 0.00 DNP
8 94 Jake Cose 2014 0.00 DNP
9 93 Adys Portillo 2015 0.00 DNP
10 93 Ching Lung Lo 2009 0.00 DNP
11 93 Ranfi Casimiro 2016 0.00 DNP
12 93 Domingo Tapia 2015 0.00 DNP
13 93 Angel Sanchez 2013 0.00 DNP
14 93 Austin Brice 2015 0.00 DNP
15 93 Ricky Romero 2008 0.00 DNP
16 93 Carlos Rosa 2008 2.70
17 93 Max Russell 2012 0.00 DNP
18 93 Paul Demny 2013 0.00 DNP
19 93 Edgar Garcia 2011 0.00 DNP
20 93 Josh Butler 2008 0.00 DNP
21 93 Merrill Kelly 2012 0.00 DNP
22 93 Drew Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
23 93 Hung-Wen Chen 2009 0.00 DNP
24 93 Garrett Gould 2015 0.00 DNP
25 93 Daniel Haigwood 2007 0.00 DNP
26 92 Kelvin Vasquez 2016 0.00 DNP
27 92 Tom Windle 2015 0.00 DNP
28 92 Blake Johnson 2008 0.00 DNP
29 92 Matt Fairel 2011 0.00 DNP
30 92 Anthony Ranaudo 2013 0.00 DNP
31 92 Oswaldo Sosa 2009 0.00 DNP
32 92 Rafael Dolis 2011 0.00
33 92 Henry Sosa 2009 0.00 DNP
34 92 Donnie Veal 2008 0.00 DNP
35 92 Deunte Heath 2009 0.00 DNP
36 92 Zachary Nuding 2013 0.00 DNP
37 92 Kelvin Villa 2009 0.00 DNP
38 92 Dovydas Neverauskas 2016 0.00 DNP
39 92 Johendi Jiminian 2016 0.00 DNP
40 92 Kyle Weiland 2010 0.00 DNP
41 92 Ryan Morris 2011 0.00 DNP
42 92 Timothy Melville 2013 0.00 DNP
43 92 Cody Buckel 2015 0.00 DNP
44 92 Clayton Tanner 2011 0.00 DNP
45 92 Sergio Perez 2008 0.00 DNP
46 91 Marcos Frias 2012 0.00 DNP
47 91 Shaun Garceau 2011 0.00 DNP
48 91 Sam Selman 2014 0.00 DNP
49 91 Hector Silvestre 2016 0.00 DNP
50 91 Darren Byrd 2010 0.00 DNP
51 91 Albert Suarez 2013 0.00 DNP
52 91 Dylan Owen 2010 0.00 DNP
53 91 Ryan Pressly 2012 0.00 DNP
54 91 Hector Hernandez 2014 0.00 DNP
55 91 Jeff Ferrell 2014 0.00 DNP
56 91 Daniel Renken 2013 0.00 DNP
57 91 Brennan Smith 2013 0.00 DNP
58 91 Nevin Griffith 2012 0.00 DNP
59 91 Dan Altavilla 2016 1.00
60 91 Will Lamb 2014 0.00 DNP
61 91 Blake Perry 2015 0.00 DNP
62 91 Michael Goodnight 2012 0.00 DNP
63 91 Scott Snodgress 2013 0.00 DNP
64 91 Andrew Cashner 2010 5.13
65 91 Julio Cesar Pimentel 2009 0.00 DNP
66 91 Ronald Bay 2007 0.00 DNP
67 91 Chris Anderson 2016 0.00 DNP
68 91 Daniel Corcino 2014 4.34
69 91 Tyson Perez 2013 0.00 DNP
70 91 Michael Kirkman 2010 1.65
71 91 Kasey Kiker 2011 0.00 DNP
72 91 Pedro Beato 2010 0.00 DNP
73 91 Juan Morillo 2007 9.82
74 91 Josh Outman 2008 4.91
75 90 Jeff Marquez 2008 0.00 DNP
76 90 Hoby Milner 2014 0.00 DNP
77 90 Kelvin De La Cruz 2012 0.00 DNP
78 90 Cody Kukuk 2016 0.00 DNP
79 90 Mark Reyes 2016 0.00 DNP
80 90 Raul Alcantara 2016 5.75
81 90 Frank Del Valle 2013 0.00 DNP
82 90 Zack Dodson 2014 0.00 DNP
83 90 Clay Holmes 2016 0.00 DNP
84 90 Rob Rasmussen 2012 0.00 DNP
85 90 Austin Kirk 2013 0.00 DNP
86 90 Miguel Nunez 2016 0.00 DNP
87 90 Scott Gorgen 2010 0.00 DNP
88 90 Duane Below 2009 0.00 DNP
89 90 Radhames Liz 2007 7.66
90 90 Dallas Buck 2008 0.00 DNP
91 90 Javier Avendano 2014 0.00 DNP
92 90 Michael O'Brien 2013 0.00 DNP
93 90 Adam Wilk 2011 6.75
94 90 Mike Watt 2012 0.00 DNP
95 90 Bryan Rodriguez 2015 0.00 DNP
96 90 Yohan Almonte 2013 0.00 DNP
97 90 Tobi Stoner 2008 0.00 DNP
98 90 Chris Ellis 2016 0.00 DNP
99 90 Jacob Rasner 2010 0.00 DNP
100 90 Ricky Orta 2008 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Ohio is famous for its rollercoasters, so it fits that Cleveland prospect Mitch Brown had an up-and-down season that ended with a (metaphorical) lost flipflop and a (who knows, perhaps literal?) bunch of puke. Whether he gets back in line at Lake City or moves on to Akron, he'll need to improve command and consistency at some point.
2014 A Minnesota native, Brown grew up in a cold-weather climate with fewer opportunities to hone his command than other class of 2012 draft picks. He did not take the widely anticipated step forward last year, but still has a promising fastball, cutter and curveball, all of which could be above average in time. Brown’s arm speed tends to wane on his secondary offerings, tipping off mature hitters, an issue he worked to resolve in instructs last fall. It may take several years, but Brown has mid-rotation upside if the stars align.
2013 2012 second-rounder Mitch Brown has solid stuff with a low-90s fastball, power curve, and cutter. He has a long road ahead, but he could be a mid-rotation starter if he can ease concerns with command and pitchability.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: Carolina LeagueAdam McInturff2016-04-13
2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2016-01-15
2016 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: April 13, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Keeping Kluber and Carrasco in ClevelandZachary Levine2015-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Carolina LeagueJordan Gorosh2015-03-27
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: AL CentralDavid Rawnsley2015-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: AL CentralPatrick Ebert2015-01-27
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-01-14
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2015-01-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDissecting the Draft: IntroductionNick J. Faleris2013-04-30
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Cleveland Indians Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-11-20


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)What team is the worst at developing pitchers? The Indians system has a lot of hype, but the pitchers they have taken in the top 90 since 2002 have combined for only 3.2 WAR in an Indians uniform (excluding the 6.1 WAR they got from trading Pomeranz/White for Ubaldo). The list is depressing: Jeremy Guthrie, Brian Solcum, Adam Miller, Jeremy Sowers, Justin Hoyman, Scott Lewis, David Huff, Steven Wright (traded for Lars Anderson), Trey Haley, Alex White, Drew Pomeranz, Dillon Howard, Mitch Brown, Dace Kime...are you as depressed as I am yet? No? How about the fact only Sowers and Huff had at least 1 career WAR for the Indians, making them probably the 2nd or 3rd best in a group of 14 picks.
(Truganini from CO)
I wouldn't say there are specific teams that you know are bad at developing pitchers but there are some concerns. Seeems like Baltimore has had some recent bad luck with Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey, and Kevin Gausman just to name a few. Obviously Colorado has had its own troubles with Tyler Anderson, Tyler Matzek, Mike Nikorak (at least right now), Drew Pomeranz, Christian Friedrich, and Peter Tago. -SG (Live Draft Chat)
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Multi part question...It may be too early to tell, but the Indians seemed to have gotten burned by selecting Mitch Brown and Kieran Lovegrove with high picks in the 2012 draft. What did you think of these two at the time they were drafted, and do you like the combo of Hockin and Sheffield better? Do you think either of these recent 2014 draftees can become a higher end MOR starter?
(username49 from Ohio)
Brown has a solid delivery and had a deep repertoire when drafted, but his lack of a plus-plus offering limited his ceiling until he honed the secondaries, which just hasn't happened thus far (particularly in the command department). Lovegrove relies on a hip-whip strategy for torque that can be difficult to repeat, timing-wise, and his stat line is feeling the burn of an inconsistent delivery. Hockin has a solid frame and a very stable delivery that is a bit light on power. He is another example of a pitcher whose secondaries will determine his ultimate utility at the highest level.

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