LUKE BROWN, CENTER FIELDER
Born: March 12, 1999
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 195
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: Round 9, 253rd Overall, 2021
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Louisville
Agent: N/A

WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
A college senior draftee, Brown is a speedy center fielder.  The Yankees drafted him out of junior college in 2019, but he didn’t sign and went to Louisville, the same school as the Pirates’ top choice, Henry Davis.  His approach is to put the ball in play, so he doesn’t have much power.  In fact, he never hit a home run as a collegian.  At Louisville, Brown put up almost identical marks:  328/384/403 as a junior in 2020 and 320/381/422 as a senior.  He’s struggled in college summer leagues.  Brown has at least 70-grade speed and stole 17 bases in 22 tries as a senior.  He signed below the $162,000 slot value.
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2021: Minor league salary
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: $72,500
MiLB Debut:
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2024
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 5, 2019: Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 25th round, 765th overall pick.
July 12, 2021:
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 9th round, 253rd overall pick; signed on July 16.

 

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