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Domonic Brown was the Phillies top-rated prospect by Baseball America for the past few years (2009-2011) but no longer qualifies after his MLB service. Many looked at Brown to be the next star in Philadelphia, after Jayson Werth left for his ridiculous contract from the Washington Nationals.
Well, Brown seemingly forgot how to hit, and breaking his wrist didn't help matters either. The Phillies acquired Hunter Pence from the Houston Astros, and John Mayberry Jr. had a breakout season despite limited playing time.
Now the "untouchable" Brown seems like an afterthought.
Not so fast my friend. This is still the same player whose tools translate so well to the big leagues that the Phillies were unwilling to include him in trades for Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay or Roy Oswalt. Brown has above-average speed, power and a cannon for an arm.
He still has time to work out his problems, as he is only 24. The Phillies have a myriad of players who are getting older and have fat salaries, and they are counting on a guy like Brown to lock down an outfield spot in 2013.
Philadelphia must keep Brown happy at all costs, as he is still a valuable piece to the Phillies puzzle moving forward.