Adrian Brown Essentials
Bats: B Throws: R
72 Weight: 175
Born: Thursday, February 07, 1974 in McComb, MS USA
Died: in ,
Last Game: 5/23/2006
Full Name: Adrian Demond Brown
Adrian Brown, outfielder for the 1997-2002 Pirates. As a low draft pick (48th round, 1992) he moved slowly through the minors, not making it to Double-A until the middle of his fifth season in pro ball. He hit .306 with 45 stolen bases that year, then followed in up with a season split between Double-A and Triple-A in which he hit .313 in 99 games. The Pirates called him up briefly in late May, but he struggled and was returned to the minors until September. In 1998 he returned to Triple-A until August, then hit .283 in 41 games after being recalled, earning a job for 1999. He was on the Opening Day roster, but began the year slow hitting .178 through 24 games, then spent a month down in Triple-A before coming back to finish the year batting .270.
In 2000, Brown had his best season in the majors, hitting .315 in 104 games with 64 runs scored and 13 stolen bases. He seemed primed to have a big season in 2001, but an injured shoulder cause him to miss all but eight MLB games and 15 rehab games in the minors. He would hit .337 in 51 Triple-A games in 2002, but just .216 in 91 games with the Pirates, who released him at the end of the season. He was in pro ball until 2006, playing another 40 big league games spread out over three different teams. Brown spent a total of 15 years in pro ball and played in the minors during every seasons, a total of 1,141 minor league games and 447 in the majors.