The San Francisco Giants' No. 1 draft pick Gary Brown is a dynamic baseball player with a potent bat and excellent defensive potential, but his blazing speed sets him apart from other players.
Brown demonstrated his talent early while playing college baseball for Cal State Fullerton University. He was a First Team All-American as a junior in 2010, and he once stole 32 bases in a 50-game period during his college career.
Gary Brown is currently using his legs to fuel the winning ways of the San Jose Giants, the Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Although he is still a bit raw and has a lot to learn, the Giants are confident he will be the next spark plug at the top of the order in San Francisco.
Here are five reasons Brown's speed might benefit the big club in the next year or two.