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Portrait of Jordan Brown

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .258 3 21 24 1 .240 -0.2
Birth Date12-18-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight220 lbs
Age30 years, 10 months, 4 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.32010
2011
2012
-0.12013
-0.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 CLE 26 26 92 87 9 20 7 0 0 27 4 10 1 0 0 2 0 0 .230 .272 .310 .203 -3.7 0.5 -0.3
2013 MIA 29 14 17 15 0 3 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 0 0 .200 .235 .267 .204 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
Career4010910292380031511110700.225.266.304.203-4.30.5-0.4

Advanced

'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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2005 MHV A- 19 79 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .246 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 KIN A+ 125 533 .277 .262 .342 .395 .260 .304 104 8.8 14.1 -4.1 3.5 0.3 19.4 2.3 19.4 2.3
2007 AKR AA 127 558 .315 .264 .336 .405 .258 .361 103 35.1 17.2 -10.5 -5.2 -1.3 42.4 3.8 42.4 3.8
2008 BUF AAA 109 460 .286 .260 .327 .399 .261 .321 88 13.2 13.6 -8.7 -2.8 -3.7 15.2 1.2 15.2 1.2
2009 COH AAA 111 455 .293 .260 .328 .390 .246 .367 114 16.1 13.3 -5.6 -2.4 -2.8 21.7 1.9 21.7 1.9
2010 CLE MLB 26 92 .203 .264 .329 .407 .258 .260 106 -5.4 2.5 -1.3 0.5 -0.2 -3.7 -0.3 -3.7 -0.3
2010 COH AAA 83 355 .258 .266 .335 .417 .257 .330 108 -0.6 10.8 -5.1 -0.4 -4.1 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2011 COH AAA 20 83 .272 .256 .329 .392 .254 .315 102 1.1 2.6 -1.3 0.2 -0.5 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2011 NAS AAA 100 377 .272 .288 .355 .452 .268 .326 102 5.3 11.7 -3.2 2.1 -0.0 14.3 1.6 14.3 1.6
2012 NAS AAA 104 388 .276 .278 .340 .427 .269 .336 97 7 11.5 -5.8 2.1 -6.3 4.1 0.6 4.1 0.6
2012 ORI Wnt 18 71 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MIA MLB 14 17 .204 .254 .310 .396 .258 .200 91 -0.9 0.4 -0.1 0.0 -0.0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2013 NWO AAA 97 324 .271 .270 .341 .411 .269 .318 91 3.8 9.3 -4.7 -4.5 0.3 9.7 0.5 9.7 0.5
2014 FRI AA 23 90 .285 .263 .338 .398 .272 .188 104 2.3 2.5 -1.6 -1.9 0.6 4.1 0.2 4.1 0.2
2014 ROU AAA 9 36 .225 .280 .341 .409 .270 .308 96 -1.4 1.1 -0.7 0.2 -0.9 -2.2 -0.2 -2.2 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 MHV A- 79 15 19 1 0 3 7 3 7 2 1 .253 .291 .387 .133 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 KIN A+ 533 71 137 26 7 15 87 51 59 4 0 .290 .362 .469 .180 .277 19.4 3.5 2.3
2007 AKR AA 558 85 161 36 2 11 76 63 56 11 2 .333 .422 .484 .151 .315 42.4 -5.2 3.8
2008 BUF AAA 460 52 118 30 3 7 51 35 67 3 3 .281 .339 .417 .136 .286 15.2 -2.8 1.2
2009 COH AAA 455 65 140 35 1 15 67 30 64 2 4 .336 .381 .532 .197 .293 21.7 -2.4 1.9
2010 COH AAA 355 31 97 28 1 8 67 21 48 2 0 .298 .346 .463 .166 .258 0.1 -0.4 -0.0
2010 CLE MLB 92 9 20 7 0 0 2 4 10 0 0 .230 .272 .310 .080 .203 -3.7 0.5 -0.3
2011 COH AAA 83 10 20 3 1 3 13 11 15 0 0 .278 .373 .472 .194 .272 2.2 0.2 0.2
2011 NAS AAA 377 50 112 28 0 8 51 12 32 2 0 .317 .340 .465 .147 .272 14.3 2.1 1.6
2012 ORI Wnt 71 7 15 4 0 1 7 7 13 1 0 .246 .329 .361 .115 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NAS AAA 388 43 110 22 1 8 37 22 49 2 3 .306 .346 .440 .134 .276 4.1 2.1 0.6
2013 NWO AAA 324 31 84 22 0 2 28 24 34 0 2 .289 .346 .385 .096 .271 9.7 -4.5 0.5
2013 MIA MLB 17 0 3 1 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 .200 .235 .267 .067 .204 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
2014 ROU AAA 36 4 8 2 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 .242 .306 .303 .061 .225 -2.2 0.2 -0.2
2014 FRI AA 90 12 16 3 0 4 10 9 13 0 0 .200 .278 .388 .188 .285 4.1 -1.9 0.2

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
2010 324 0.5309 0.4149 0.8881 0.5233 0.2895 0.9333 0.7955 0.1119
2013 76 0.4342 0.5132 0.9487 0.5758 0.4651 1.0000 0.9000 0.0513
Career4000.51250.43360.89960.53330.32290.9460.81540.1004

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-05-10 2010-05-23 Minors 13 0 Low Back Strain -
2010-04-08 2010-04-29 Minors 21 0 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery Meniscus 2010-03-08
2010-03-05 2010-04-08 Camp 34 2 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2010-03-08
2009-08-06 2009-08-22 Minors 16 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-05-02 2008-05-28 Minors 26 0 Left Knee Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIA $
2012 MIL $
2011 CLE $
2010 CLE $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 79 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/3/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Miami 5/20/13. DFA by Miami 9/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/5/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Houston as a free agent 1/20/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Houston 3/31/12. Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 5/1/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). DFA by Cleveland 1/6/11. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Cleveland (for cash) 5/2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/09. Re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10.
  • Drafted by Cleveland 2005 (4-124) (University of Arizona). $0.255M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 512 48 139 32 2 4 47 31 70 1 1 .293 .337 .395 .276 14.9 1B -2, LF 1 1.5
80o 491 44 127 29 2 4 43 28 69 1 1 .278 .320 .374 .263 7.9 1B -2, LF 1 0.7
70o 475 41 116 27 1 3 41 26 68 1 1 .267 .308 .359 .253 3.2 1B -2, LF 1 0.2
60o 462 39 110 26 1 3 39 25 67 1 1 .258 .298 .346 .244 -0.6 1B -1, LF 1 -0.2
50o 450 37 104 24 1 3 37 23 66 1 1 .249 .288 .335 .237 -4.0 1B -1, LF 1 -0.6
40o 438 35 98 23 1 3 35 22 66 1 1 .240 .279 .323 .229 -7.1 1B -1, LF 1 -0.9
30o 425 32 92 21 1 3 33 20 65 1 1 .231 .269 .310 .220 -10.3 1B -1, LF 1 -1.2
20o 409 30 84 20 1 2 31 19 63 1 1 .220 .257 .296 .211 -13.8 1B -1, LF 1 -1.6
10o 388 27 74 17 1 2 28 17 61 1 1 .205 .240 .276 .197 -18.2 1B -1, LF 1 -2.1
Weighted Mean45638107251338246711.253.293.340.240-2.51B -1, LF 1-0.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 1% 5% 10% 13%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201531250265913042414380.254.299.365.2430.11.8-0.7-2.214.9-10.3-0.7
201632250255813032313390.249.291.351.235-0.4-2.7-0.7-2.214.9-14.7-0.7
2017334374310021163923680.245.287.341.231-1.0-7.8-1.2-4.114.9-17.5-1.2
2018345004911424174527790.244.287.340.230-1.1-9.0-1.4-4.814.9-17.8-1.4
2019355835713429185230930.246.287.345.232-1.2-9.3-1.6-5.714.9-16.9-1.6
20203661864143312958371010.250.297.357.239-0.7-5.1-1.6-6.314.9-12.2-1.7
20213761560134332855361110.236.284.342.228-1.5-11.9-1.6-6.414.9-18.8-1.7
20223861960133282853371100.231.280.325.223-1.9-15.5-1.6-6.614.9-22.3-1.7
20233960962134291956381110.240.292.347.234-1.2-9.0-1.7-6.714.9-15.5-1.7

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.8out of baseball0.3out of baseballout of baseballout of baseball4.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 89 Leslie Anderson 2012 .000 DNP
2 88 Blake Lalli 2013 .082
3 87 Vinny Rottino 2010 .000 DNP
4 84 Kevin Howard 2011 .000 DNP
5 83 John Gall 2008 .000 DNP
6 82 Eric Riggs 2007 .000 DNP
7 82 Glenn Williams 2008 .000 DNP
8 81 Jay Caligiuri 2010 .000 DNP
9 81 Barbaro Canizares 2010 .000 DNP
10 81 Michel Abreu 2009 .000 DNP
11 80 Jeff Frazier 2013 .000 DNP
12 80 Brent Butler 2008 .000 DNP
13 80 Jesse Gutierrez 2008 .000 DNP
14 80 Michael Aubrey 2012 .000 DNP
15 80 Ryan Patterson 2013 .000 DNP
16 79 Aaron Mathews 2012 .000 DNP
17 79 Justin Christian 2010 .000 DNP
18 79 Terry Tiffee 2009 .000 DNP
19 79 Irving Falu 2013 .199
20 79 Tommy Watkins 2010 .000 DNP
21 79 Tomas De La Rosa 2008 .000 DNP
22 79 Luis Maza 2010 .000 DNP
23 78 Josh Barfield 2013 .000 DNP
24 78 Jon Weber 2008 .000 DNP
25 78 Royce Huffman 2007 .000 DNP
26 78 Buck Coats 2012 .000 DNP
27 78 Javier Colina 2009 .000 DNP
28 77 Neil Sellers 2012 .000 DNP
29 77 Nick Alvarez 2007 .000 DNP
30 77 Napoleon Calzado 2007 .000 DNP
31 77 Max St. Pierre 2010 .190
32 77 Jason Alfaro 2008 .000 DNP
33 77 Ramon Nivar 2010 .000 DNP
34 77 Don Kelly 2010 .230
35 77 Matt Cepicky 2008 .000 DNP
36 77 Scott Beerer 2013 .000 DNP
37 77 Cody Clark 2012 .000 DNP
38 76 Chris Roberson 2010 .000 DNP
39 76 Brent Abernathy 2008 .000 DNP
40 76 Rico Washington 2008 .194
41 76 Kevin Reese 2008 .000 DNP
42 76 Jeff Baisley 2013 .000 DNP
43 76 Paul Phillips 2007 .186
44 76 Jesus Feliciano 2009 .000 DNP
45 76 Scott Thorman 2012 .000 DNP
46 75 Peter Bergeron 2008 .000 DNP
47 75 Mark Minicozzi 2013 .000 DNP
48 75 Jesus Merchan 2011 .000 DNP
49 75 Sergio Garcia 2010 .000 DNP
50 75 Eddy Garabito 2007 .000 DNP
51 75 Ed Rogers 2009 .000 DNP
52 75 John Suomi 2011 .000 DNP
53 75 Dee Brown 2008 .000 DNP
54 75 Wil Nieves 2008 .235
55 75 Ray Olmedo 2011 .000 DNP
56 75 Mike Edwards 2007 .000 DNP
57 75 Josh Kroeger 2013 .000 DNP
58 75 Gustavo Molina 2012 .000 DNP
59 75 J.R. House 2010 .000 DNP
60 74 Darnell McDonald 2009 .229
61 74 Matt Watson 2009 .000 DNP
62 74 Jason Bowers 2008 .000 DNP
63 74 Russ Adams 2011 .000 DNP
64 74 Brooks Badeaux 2007 .000 DNP
65 74 Michel Hernandez 2009 .201
66 74 Val Majewski 2011 .000 DNP
67 74 J.J. Furmaniak 2010 .000 DNP
68 74 Brian Peterson 2009 .000 DNP
69 74 Kevin Mahar 2011 .000 DNP
70 74 Jose Yepez 2011 .000 DNP
71 74 Edwin Maysonet 2012 .238
72 74 Juan Richardson 2009 .000 DNP
73 74 Danny Sandoval 2009 .000 DNP
74 74 Adam Stern 2010 -.054
75 74 Brian Barden 2011 .000 DNP
76 74 Drew Locke 2013 .000 DNP
77 74 Joe Thurston 2010 .000 DNP
78 74 Rich Thompson 2009 .000 DNP
79 74 Carlos Maldonado 2009 .000 DNP
80 74 Ramon Castro 2010 .000 DNP
81 73 Gil Velazquez 2010 .000 DNP
82 73 Derek Wathan 2007 .000 DNP
83 73 Armando Camacaro 2009 .000 DNP
84 73 Nick Stavinoha 2012 .000 DNP
85 73 Manny Mayorson 2013 .000 DNP
86 73 Edgar Gonzalez 2008 .253
87 73 Jason Hill 2007 .000 DNP
88 73 Juan Melo 2007 .000 DNP
89 73 Marshall McDougall 2009 .000 DNP
90 73 Andres Torres 2008 .000 DNP
91 73 Joe Inglett 2008 .278
92 73 Brad Coon 2013 .000 DNP
93 73 Tommy Murphy 2010 .000 DNP
94 73 Clint Sammons 2013 .000 DNP
95 73 Craig Stansberry 2012 .000 DNP
96 73 Damaso Espino 2013 .000 DNP
97 73 Yamid Haad 2008 .000 DNP
98 73 Mark Saccomanno 2010 .000 DNP
99 73 Simon Pond 2007 .000 DNP
100 72 Luis Antonio Jimenez 2012 .069

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .115 .115 .192 .110
11 vs R (Multi) .227 .267 .298 .216
18 Split (Multi) .111 .152 .106 .105
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .000 .000 .000 -.001
31 vs R (2013) .231 .267 .308 .226
38 Split (2013) .231 .267 .308 .227
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2012 Jordan Brown is stuck betwixt and between—he's battered Triple-A pitching around for years, but not quite enough to play a corner position, and he isn't quite rangy enough to start in center field.
2011 A career .306/.369/.463 hitter in the minors with a pair of league MVP awards on his mantle, Brown isn't nearly the prospect his résumé might suggest. Limited to first base or occasional play in an outfield corner, Brown can certainly hit, but he doesn't have the power needed for the position, nor does he have much patience. He's one of those guys who could spend the next five years bouncing between Triple-A and the majors or head to find stardom in Japan.
2010 Brown had a comeback year, winning the International League batting title, and reestablishing himself as a possible short-term alternative at first base if LaPorta is not available to start the season. He'll need that opportunity, because he's trying to beat an 'organizational player' label as is. As you can see, he's not someone to work his way aboard for a free pass, managing just 18 unintentionals in 331 PAs versus right-handers, but with a .196 ISO. That may excite some, but it could also be a few bricks shy of a Gload.
2009 Once seen as a top prospect Jordan Brown can't make any excuses for his 2008 numbers, he doesn't have Aubrey's defensive acumen at first, and a birthday in the first Reagan administration doesn't help.
2008 In 2006, Brown was the Carolina League MVP, and last year, he won Eastern League honors. One would think that would make him a big-time prospect, but it doesn't. He's a first baseman without a lot of power, and nobody is quite sure what to do with players like this. In a perfect world, he would be some kind of Mark Grace or Lyle Overbay type, but of the last 20 guys in the minors we could have said that about, the only ones who panned out were Mark Grace and Lyle Overbay.
2007 Jordan Brown is one of those unathletic college hitters who has proven he can put up decent numbers in A-ball, but little else; as a 23-year-old bat who is limited to first or left, that`s good, but not nearly good enough.

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 6, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 2, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Profar-Free TAR.J. Anderson2013-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Longest Plate Appearance(s) of the Week, 5/31Ben Lindbergh2013-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: AL NRIs to WatchChristina Kahrl2011-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central Moves, Picking Up a Penny, and MoreChristina Kahrl2011-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: White Sox, IndiansChristina Kahrl2010-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Frank HerrmannDavid Laurila2010-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Jordan BrownDavid Laurila2010-08-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated HitterMichael Street2010-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the ALChristina Kahrl2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Deadline Day Outcomes in the ALKevin Goldstein2010-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: American LeagueChristina Kahrl2010-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Weekend UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Mid-Week UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fill'er Up!Christina Kahrl2009-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Kevin Goldstein2009-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessWait 'Til Next Year: College KnowledgeBryan Smith2009-02-12
Every Given Sunday: Winter Meetings PreviewJohn Perrotto2008-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Takes on First Base ProspectsNate Silver2008-03-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think should stay on the Indians roster as an extra OF assuming Sizemore will start the year on the DL? Do you think they should give Buck a real chance?
(SaberTJ from Cleveland, OH)
Ah, yes, Cleveland--the Buck stops there, obviously. I kind of hope they give Nick Weglarz a look in that circumstance, or maybe Jordan Brown from among the NRIs, but that's assuming that they do the right thing and stick Brantley in center and get over their Crowe-fancying. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-02-25 12:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of the hard-fought series my Hoosiers had with LSU, who I know you really liked. They almost won the series, including a big Sunday win.
(Hubb from Bloomington)
Very nice weekend for Tracy Smith and the Hoosiers, who almost beat the Tigers on Friday and then went ahead and did so on Sunday. The problem for Indiana was just three extra-base hits in 100 at-bats, but really encouraging early returns from Cape standout Josh Phegley. I also talked to Smith last August about Kyle Leiendecker, and he was very enthused, and it looks for good reason. The best player in the series though was clearly LSU's Jordan Brown, who shut down the Hoosiers on Saturday. (Bryan Smith)


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