New York, NY- “What can Brown do for you?” is known to most people as the catch phrase for the UPS company, but for many Philadelphia Phillies fans it may be the answer to their outfield problems. As rookie Domonic Brown looks to compete for the right fielders position this season.
Ever since fan favorite Jayson Werth decided to sign with the Nationals, one of the biggest questions for the Phillies is-who will now play right field. There are three candidates thus far along with Ben Francisco and John Mayberry, Jr.
Brown will get a good crack at the starting position during the course of this year’s spring training. The rookie who rose through the system last year has a lot of questions to answer. One of the main issues for the rookie is his ability to hit big league pitching.
Brown had this to say to PhiladelphiaPhillies.com of his development in right field, “They want me to get comfortable out there, on the bases, in the field, at the plate. I’m working toward every area.”
Another thing that will be missed by Philadelphia this season was Werth’s ability to field the ball in right. But according to MLB.com Brown was a top 50 prospect, along with a five tool-player Brown as a good approach during his at-bats along with a ton of speed.
Speed is something that the Phillies have prided themselves on. As an addition of Brown can compliment a lineup that already features both Shane Victorino and Jimmy Rollins, while continuing to put pressure on pitchers in the National League.
For the Phillies and their fans they are hopeful to see more of Brown in the outfield and hope that what he can do will help to bring another World Series Championship to the team in the 2011 season.