Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr) as our Mets 101 Player Review Series returns for its third year. In each review we will take a look at the player's 2013 performance and what role, if any, they can expect to have with the Mets in 2014. We continue our series today with a look at outfielder Andrew Brown.
2013 Stats: 68 Games, .227 Batting Average, 7 HR's, 24 RBI's, 1 SB, .688 OPS
2013 Story: After failing to make the team out of spring training, Andrew Brown played for the Las Vegas 51's in the Pacific Coast League. Brown was called up to the Mets in early May after Collin Cowgill was demoted, and stayed with the Mets for two weeks before being sent back to Triple-A. Brown would remain with the 51's until mid-June, when he was called up again and remained with the big club for the rest of the season. Brown served primarily as a right handed power bat off the bench, shining in that role in August. Brown was red hot in August, hitting .386 with 2 homers and 11 RBI's. Brown's hot start earned him a shot at the right field job after Marlon Byrd was sent to the Pirates, but he did little to make a lasting impression. Brown eventually saw his playing time start fading again as the Mets decided to give Matt den Dekker an opportunity to face major league pitching.
2013 Grade: C. Brown was more effective than some other players the Mets brought off their bench this year, but he was pretty much invisible outside of a hot stretch in August.
Contract Status: Pre-Arbitration Eligible
Odds of Returning: 30 Percent
2014 Role: Triple-A Outfielder
At the age of 29, Brown is pretty much what his resume indicates: a Four-A player. Brown has routinely torched Triple-A pitching, but has yet to make an impact at the major league level with three different organizations. Given the glut of similar outfielders the Mets have on their 40 man roster, the Mets will likely decline to offer Brown a new contract, making him a free agent. The Mets could bring Brown back on a minor league deal, but he is likely to seek another opportunity elsewhere.
Check back tomorrow as Mets 101's Player Review Series takes a look at relief pitcher Greg Burke!
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