Seth Brown

Seth Brown

29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Oakland Athletics
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Brown was finally given an extended look at the big-league level in 2021, logging 307 plate appearances while appearing at all three outfield field positions and first base. Outside of going deep at an impressive 14.1 AB/HR clip, the 29-year-old's output was largely underwhelming. He struck out 29% of the time while posting a disappointing 7.5% walk rate en route to slashing .214/.274/.280. There are some reasons to be optimistic about his offensive upside going forward, however. His .230 BABIP in 2021 strongly points to some positive regression in the batting average department going forward, and if he's able to continue to drive the ball out of the park at a high rate, it's not crazy to envision him becoming an above average offensive player. His struggles against southpaws will likely prevent him from capturing an everyday role, but Brown shouldn't have trouble finding consistent at-bats against right-hander's to begin 2022. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#499
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Athletics in June of 2015.
Logs homer, theft
OFOakland Athletics
May 21, 2022
Brown went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a stolen base in a 4-2 win over the Angels on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Brown singled and stole second in the first inning and gave Oakland the lead with a two run-shot to right in the fifth. The 29-year-old has now recorded two hits with one going for extra bases in three straight games while all three of his steals have come in May. Brown continues to display a knack for extra base hits with his .188 isolated power ranking 53rd and a career mark of .228 would rank 74th in MLB history if he had enough games to qualify.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
13
10
5
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+84%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+200%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+54%
OPS vs RHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .400 40 6 1 3 1 .114 .200 .200
Since 2020vs Right .734 397 48 22 64 5 .212 .272 .462
2022vs Left .220 14 0 0 1 1 .077 .143 .077
2022vs Right .660 111 11 3 18 1 .200 .270 .390
2021vs Left .503 26 6 1 2 0 .136 .231 .273
2021vs Right .776 281 37 19 46 4 .220 .278 .498
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .000 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2022
Even Split
2021
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .720 200 22 7 28 3 .228 .285 .435
Since 2020Away .691 237 32 16 39 3 .181 .249 .442
2022Home .610 63 6 0 5 1 .203 .254 .356
2022Away .610 62 5 3 14 1 .167 .258 .352
2021Home .777 136 16 7 23 2 .242 .301 .476
2021Away .736 171 27 13 25 2 .191 .251 .484
2020Home .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020Away .000 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
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Stat Review
How does Seth Brown compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.29
 
BB Rate
7.8%
 
K Rate
27.1%
 
BABIP
.241
 
ISO
.188
 
AVG
.197
 
OBP
.264
 
SLG
.385
 
OPS
.648
 
wOBA
.266
 
Exit Velocity
84.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
37.3%
 
Barrels/PA
8.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Brown made Oakland's Opening Day roster and then spent the rest of the abbreviated season shuttling between the major-league roster and the alternate training site. He only appeared in seven games, stepping up to the plate a total of five times. Brown has a pair of 30-homer season in the minors, but both occurred when he was a bit old for the level. Still, he has some pop from the left side and possesses the defensive flexibility the Athletics favor as Brown can play all three outfield spots plus first base. While he has a chance to make the 2021 club as a reserve, it's more likely Brown opens with Triple-A Las Vegas, where he will have to bide his time and await an opening at the big-league level.
Brown has now hit 30 or more home runs in two of the past three minor-league seasons. Before you get too excited; one season came as a 24-year-old in High-A, and one came last year in the PCL with the happy fun ball. The lefty hit 28 of his 37 homers against righties last year, and had a .999 OPS against righties compared to an .837 OPS vs lefties. He strikes out quite a bit, yet still has managed to hit for a decent average -- no worse than .283 at his last three stops. Last year's Triple-A numbers have to be taken with a grain of salt given the physics of the baseball and that Brown wasn't even a top-30 prospect in the Oakland organization heading into last season. He turns 28 this year, so his prospect status is behind him, but he looked good at the plate in his time at the big-league level. There's a lot working against him, but Brown may be able to make this work with a good RH platoon partner.
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Riding three-game hitting streak
OFOakland Athletics
May 18, 2022
Brown, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI single, a triple and a run in a loss to the Twins on Wednesday, is 5-for-12 over his current three-game hitting streak.
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Out of Sunday's lineup
OFOakland Athletics
May 15, 2022
Brown is not in Sunday's lineup against the Angels, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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On bench for Game 1
OFOakland Athletics
May 14, 2022
Brown isn't starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Angels.
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Records third homer
OFOakland Athletics
May 12, 2022
Brown went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Thursday against the Tigers.
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On bench against southpaw
OFOakland Athletics
May 11, 2022
Brown isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Tigers.
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