Bits: Domonic Brown keeps slugging
A week ago, Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown was really just a guy hitting for modest power, doing little else to notably ingratiate himself to fantasy owners. He was owned in roughly half of ESPN’s standard mixed leagues, and got some notice for winning NL Player of the Week honors the third week of May, when he hit .348 with two home runs and seven RBIs. Alas, he sure didn’t seem like a special player on the verge of greatness, and I watch him play every day. A week ago, he was just a guy hitting the occasional home run.
In the past week, however, Brown sure has seemed like a special player, so much so that each at-bat that hasn’t ended in a home run or hard out has raised eyebrows. It’s probably safe to say Brown will make it consecutive weeks with top NL player honors after he swatted seven more home runs in seven games, culminating with another blast Sunday. He knocked in 13 runs with 12 hits in 27 at-bats, and now he’s wisely owned in a cool 100 percent of ESPN leagues. It’s just a bit hard to believe, isn’t it?
AP Photo/Matt Slocum It's taken a couple of years, but Domonic Brown is finally living up to the hype he got as a top prospect.