Graduated from Diamond Bar (CA) High School...Drafted by SF out of Cal State Fullerton, Brown was named an All-American by Baseball America (second team), Rivals.com (first team), Collegiate Baseball (first team), National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (first team) and American Baseball Coaches Association (first team)...Named 2010 Big West Conference Player of the Year, the speedy outfielder set a single-season school record in batting avg. by hitting .438 and became first Titan to steal more than 30 bases in a season since 1994 (32 steals)...Set the Cal State Fullerton record for the most stolen bases, going 25-of-28 during his freshman season.
Was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Sept. 2, marking his first call-up to the big leagues...SF's number one pick (24th overall) in the 2010 draft, had spent his first five professional seasons in SF's chain prior to call-up...Appeared in seven games with the Giants (made one start), going 3-for-7 with one RBI...Made his Major League debut on Sept. 3 at Colorado as a pinch-hitter and flew out to left field...Batted .271 (145-for-536) with 10 home runs and 53 RBI in his second season with triple-A Fresno...Finished second in the Pacific Coast League with 36 stolen bases and fourth with 89 runs scored...His 36 stolen bases were tied for the fourth-most in Grizzlies' franchise history (also: Justin Christian, 2011; Michael Byas, 2000)...Slugged four leadoff home runs with Fresno (owns 12 in his minor league career).
Last name is pronounced Key-Sh-Nick. Graduated from Rockwall (Rockwall, TX) High School. Attended Texas Tech University…posted .305 avg. (67-for- 220) with 47 runs, 15 2Bs, three 3Bs, 17 HRs and 65 RBI in 55 games for Red Raiders his junior year. Had stellar freshman season with Texas Tech in 2006 that saw him hit .359 with nine HRs and 55 RBI with Red Raiders, earning him recognition as Big 12 Freshman of Year by conference coaches…also named All-Big 12 First-Team selection in '06 and was freshman All-American. Played two summers with USA National Team, featuring best college freshman and sophomores in the country… helped Americans win the silver medal at the '07 Pan American Games in Rio De Janerio.
Posted one of top seasons in all of minor leagues as he was named California League Rookie of
Year after leading Class A Advanced San Jose in batting average (.336), runs scored (115), hits (188), triples (13), stolen bases (53) and on-base percentage (.407). ... Set San Jose Giants franchise single-season hits record on Aug. 29 with second inning 2B, breaking previous team
record of 176 held by Mark Leonard (1988). ... Was named San Jose Giants Offensive Player of Year and
Most Valuable Player by teammates. ... Started in center field during California League All-Star
game and finished 1-for-4 with RBI and run scored ... his third inning single drove home first run of game. ... Hit go-ahead inside-the-park home run to beat host Visalia on April 23 ... speedster finished day going 3-for-5 with four RBI. ... Finished month of April ranked first in California League with 17 stolen bases ... Brown hit safely in 20 of 23 games and batted at .333 (32-for-96) clip during April. ... Posted career-high and matched San Jose franchise record with five-hit night on May 6 at Bakersfield ... finished night going 5-for-7 with three 2Bs, six RBI and run scored. ... Was named California League Offensive Player of Week for May 2-8...in 7 games Brown hit .433 (13-for-30) with five 2Bs, HR, 12 RBI and two stolen bases. ... Posted 15-game hitting streak from May 5-20, batting .456
(31-for-68) with eight 2Bs, three HR and 16 RBI. ... Hit his first professional grand slam on June 3 in 13-1 victory over Visalia...Brown finished game going 3-for-6 with four RBI. ... Homered twice as part of perfect 5-for-5 night at plate to lead San Jose Giants to 11-5 victory over Stockton on Aug.
25 ... marked his first multi-homer game of his career ... Brown also hit two 2Bs, scored five times and collected four RBI. ... Collected hits in eight-consecutive at-bats dating back to Aug.
25 before grounding out in top of fifth inning on Aug. 26 at Rancho Cucamonga. ... Finished season with 16-game hitting streak, hitting .452
(33-for-73) during stretch with four HRs, 14 RBI and seven SBs. ... Hit .375 (6-for-16) with 7 runs scored in four games during California League playoffs.
Saw limited playing time in his first professional season as he signed minor league contract in late August...Split season between Arizona rookie ball and short-season Salem-Keizer, combining to hit .159 (7-for-44) with 2 extra-base hits in 12 games.