After he performed drastically below his level of potential and expectations in the first few, brief stints of his major league career, there was a general feeling that the Philadelphia Phillies had nearly given up on Domonic Brown.
At one point during the offseason, it was reported that the Phillies and Chicago Cubs had discussed a swap of Brown and former All-Star Alfonso Soriano, which perhaps serves as the best illustration of how far the former may have fallen.
In spring training, however, Brown has put the brakes on that fall. He has been one of the Phillies' best and most consistent performers in camp, winning a job as an everyday corner outfielder and helping to restore the faith that may have been lost over the last few months.
Now the challenge is deciphering what Brown's torrid spring means for his future in the regular season. The Phillies are counting on him to take the next step and produce offensively, but can he?
Here are a few predictions for Brown moving into the 2013 campaign.