Dermal Bram Brown is single...graduated from Marlboro Central High in Newburgh, N.Y. in 1996...earned 1st team All-America honors by Baseball America...also played football and basketball, turning down a scholarship to play running back at Maryland.
Ranked 13th among Baseball America's Top 100 prospects entering the draft...USA Today named him to its list of Super 25 Baseball High School Prospects.
Participated in the 2001 and 2002 Royals Caravans, is an instructor for the Royals Youth Instructional Clinics and participates in the
"Gloves for Kids" event.
Began the season in the Arizona organization but was acquired by the A's
in a minor league trade at the end of May and ended up appearing in eight
games with Oakland...was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and did not make a
start...was traded to the A's organization for cash considerations on May
30 and was brought up to Oakland for the first time on June 29...went 0 for
1 in one game in right field on July 4 against Toronto, his first appearance
in the Majors since October 3, 2004 while playing for Kansas City...was
designated for assignment on July 8 and sent outright to Triple-A Sacramento
on July 11...returned to Oakland on August 18 and spent the remainder
of the season with the A's...appeared in just seven of the A's 39
games during his second stint and was 0 for 2 in seven games (four in left
field, three in right field)...was batting .282 with two home runs and 24
RBI in 41 games with Triple-A Tucson when he was traded to the A's
organization...went on to hit .298 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI in 62
games with Sacramento...combined to bat .293 with 16 home runs and 76
RBI in 103 games in the Pacific Coast League...his batting average included
a .316 (36 for 114) mark against left-handed pitching and .282 (74 for 262) against right-handers...hit .279 with runners in scoring
position...batted in six different spots in the order, but saw his most action
hitting fourth where he had a .331 batting average with nine home runs and
30 RBI in 33 games, all with Sacramento...appeared in 53 games at designated
hitter, 36 in left field and four in right field...was also 3 for 7 (.429)
with three walks as a pinch hitter...went 9 for 30 (.300) over his first 10
games with Tucson before a 6 for 41 (.146) streak dropped his average to
.211 on May 6...then went 22 for 60 (.367) over his final 17 games in the
Diamondbacks organization before he was traded on May 30...hit .415
(17 for 41) with three home runs and 11 RBI over his first nine games with
Sacramento from May 30 to June 8...that included a grand slam and a
season high five RBI on June 2 against Round Rock and his first of two
four-hit games on June 8 at Tucson...then went 2 for 27 (.074) over his
next seven games...both of the hits were home runs and both came on June
12 at Fresno...was batting .284 with seven home runs and 26 RBI in 28
games with the River Cats when the A's called for the first time on June
29...returned to Sacramento on July 12 and hit .310 with seven home runs
and 28 RBI over his final 34 games...went 13 for 32 (.406) over an eightgame
stretch from July 21-28...then went 1 for 16 over his next four games,
including a four-strikeout game on July 31 at Nashville...was a perfect 4
for 4 on August 3 against New Orleans, matching his season high in
hits...had a season best nine-game hitting streak from August 7 to 16...went
13 for 35 (.371) with three home runs and 14 RBI during the streak...then
went 0 for 5 on August 17 at Portland and was called up by Oakland the
next day...ended up batting .362 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 16
games in August.
Made the Opening Day roster for the 2nd time in his career (also KC 2001).
Spent the entire season at the big league level (except for a rehab assignment), marking his 6th
season with Major League experience.
Hit .227 (30-132) in 50 games for KC, scoring 16 runs and driving in 14...made 31 starts for KC, (15
in RF, 8 in LF and 8 as the DH).
Hit his 1st career grand slam in KC's 9-6 victory at Detroit on April 9...the 4 RBI in that game were
Had a 6-game hitting streak from April 3-17...hit .316 (6-19) during that streak with 1 HR and 5 RBI.
Had an 8-game hitting streak from April 29-May 10 (1 shy of his career-high)...hit .435 (10-23) during
that streak with a home run, 3 RBI and 5 runs scored...the streak was ended with an 0-for-4 day against
Baltimore on May 11.
His 3-for-4 performance in the 2nd game of the doubleheader with Baltimore on May 9 was his 1st
multi-hit game of the year.
Was put on the 15-day disabled list on May 28 due to a right wrist sprain.
Was activated off of the disabled list on July 19 after completing a rehab assignment in Surprise,
Ariz., and with the Omaha Royals (AAA).
Had a career-high 4 hits on Aug. 4 at Chicago, going 4-for-5 with 2 RBI...his 2 RBI and 2 runs scored
helped the Royals to a 13-9 victory.
Stole his 2nd career base in the 3rd inning on Aug. 13 against the Yankees in the Royals 11-0 win...it
was his 1st stolen base of the season.
Played the majority of the season with Omaha (AAA) where he hit .275 in 121 games with 23 doubles, 17 home runs and 75 RBI.
Overcame a slow start with the Omaha Royals where he hit just .211 (35-166) with 4 doubles and 2 homers in the 1st 2 months of the season...hit .312 in the last 3 months (91-292) with 15 doubles and 15 home runs.
Had a season-best 12-game hitting streak for Omaha from Aug. 1-13...he hit .404 (19-47) during the streak with 3 home runs and 15 RBI.
Was recalled from Omaha on Sept. 2 and played in 16 games for Kansas City, hitting .235 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 homer and 7 RBI...struck out 20 times in 51 at bats.
Hit his 1st career triple vs. Detroit on Sept. 25...homered off Detroit's Adam Bernero at Comerica Park on Sept. 15...it was his 1st big league home run since Oct. 7, 2001 at Detroit.
Brown has seen action with the Royals over the past 5 seasons, including making the Royals 2001 Opening Day roster. Owns a .229 career average in 154 big league games.
Brown made the Royals Opening Day roster for the 1st time in 2001...he batted .245 with 7 home runs and 40 RBI in 106 games.
Posted 24 multi-hit games, including 5 3-hit contests...drove in multiple runs 7 times, including 3 3-RBI games.
Batted .282 (53-188) in 54 games at Kauffman Stadium, but managed just a .208 average (40-192) in 52 road games.
Hit his 1st Major League home run on April 26 at Tampa Bay off Brian Rekar in the 4th inning...it was a 2-out, 2-run shot to put the Royals up 2-0 in the 6-0 victory.
Snapped the Royals 5-game losing streak with its 1st walk-off win of the season on May 5, hitting a game-winning home run with 1 out off Minnesota's Travis Miller in the 12th inning for a 12-10 win...it was his 2nd Major League home run.
Was placed on the Disabled List from June 17 to July 27 with a strained right hamstring.
Hit .277 before the All-Star Break (51-for-184) and played in 52 of the teambs 87 games....hit 9 doubles and 5 home runs and drove in 27 runs.
Posted a career-best 9-game hitting streak from July 29-Aug. 7, going 14-for-37 (.378).
Batted .189 (28-for-148) in his final 42 games to drop his post-All-Star Break average to .214 (42-for-196) with 2 homers and 13 RBI.
Hit .381 (8-for-21) in 6 games vs. the Devil Rays for his highest average against any team.
Played most of the campaign at Omaha (AAA)...hit a team-high 23 home runs with 70 RBI, 20 stolen bases and a .269 average in 125 games.
Recalled from Omaha on Sept. 5...stroked a pinch-hit, 2-run single off Darwin Cubillan in the Royals 13-8 win vs. Texas on Sept. 10 for his first 2 RBI in the Major Leagues.
Got his 1st start of the year in left field at Texas on Sept. 16.
Delivered a game-tying RBI off Detroitbs Todd Jones in the bottom of the 8th of the Royals 8-5 win in the home finale on Sept. 28.
Hit .160 (4-for-25) with 4 runs and 4 RBI with Kansas City...appeared in 15 games (4 in left field, 11 as a pinch-hitter)...went 3-for-11 (.273) with 4 RBI as a pinch-hitter.
Ranked 11th in Baseball Americabs list of the top 100 Major League prospects.
Played in the Arizona Fall League following the 2000 season.
Began the year at the Class A level, advanced to Double-A in mid-season and finished the year in the Majors with Kansas City...combined on the 3 stops for a .318 average with 25 home runs and 102 RBI, earning Royals Minor League Player of the Year as selected by Baseball America.
Played in 61 games at Wilmington (A)...hit .308 with 13 homers, 46 RBI and 20 stolen bases.
Hit for the cycle with 7 RBI on April 18 at Myrtle Beach...the next night he belted 2 homers at Kinston, a game-tying blast in the 9th and a game-winner in the 11th.
Earned Carolina League Player of the Week honors April 15-21 and April Player of the Month honors...voted the Best Power Prospect and the Most Exciting Player in the Carolina League in Baseball Americabs Tools of the Trade survey.
Promoted to Wichita on June 12 and registered a .353 average with 12 homers, 56 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 65 contests with the Wranglers in the Double-A Texas League.
Selected to play in the inaugural All-Star Futures Game in Bostonbs Fenway Park.
Named the Texas League Player of the Week for July 26-Aug. 1.
Named the 2nd-best prospect in both the Carolina League and the Texas League by Baseball America...earned a spot on Baseball Weeklybs Minor League All-Star team.
Recalled by the Royals on Sept. 1...collected 1st Major League hit on Sept. 5 vs. Torontobs Kelvim Escobar with a 4th-inning infield single...hit .080 in 12 games (2-for-25).
Played in the Arizona Fall League and Puerto Rico Winter League following the season.
Was a September call-up for the Royals after spending the campaign leading Wilmington to the Carolina League championship...hit .258 with 10 home runs and 58 RBI for the Blue Rocks...also scored 64 runs and stole 26 bases in 36 attempts.
Made his Major League debut as a pinch runner on Sept. 14 vs. Oakland and scored a run.
Made 5 late-inning appearances and went 0-for-3.
Named the Royals 4th-best prospect by Baseball America following the season.
Minor League Notes
Brown was the Royals 1st pick in the 1996 June Free Agent Draft (14th overall)...regarded as the Royals 9th-best prospect by Baseball America following his 1st pro season in 1996.
Named the Royals co-Minor League Player of the Year with Jeremy Giambi in 1997...also named the MVP and Howe bStar of Starsb award winner in the Northwest League and earned a spot on the NWLbs All-Star team after tying for the league lead in RBI, total bases (168), slugging (.564) and extra-base hits, 2nd in at-bats and hits, tied for 2nd in homers, tied for 3rd in games, tied for 4th in doubles and 7th in batting.