Born and raised in Detroit, Brown went to grade school, high school and college in his hometown... he grew up a Tigers fan and a fan of Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who he met as a fifth-grader at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School in Saint Clair Shores, MI, a suburb of Detroit...Verlander and fellow Tiger Carlos Guillén visited the school as part of a radio promotion, won by one of Brown's classmates... now a teammate of Verlander, the two will share a clubhouse for the first time together this spring... Graduated in 2016 from Lakeview High School, which is also in Saint Clair Shores, MI...hit .438 while posting a 1.54 ERA as a senior...was his team's offensive MVP as a junior...also lettered in wrestling as a freshman... Attended Division II Wayne State University, which is also in Detroit...had a breakout junior year in which he went 9-0 with a 2.21 ERA, three shutouts, and 114 strikeouts in 85.1 innings pitched...was a D2CCA All-American First Team selection, the ABCA/Rawlings Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year, the NCBWA Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year, the GLIAC Pitcher of the Year, and an ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-American... After his junior year, selected by the Astros in the fifth round of the June 2019 draft...signed by Astros scout Scott Oberhelman... Received his second straight invitation to Major League Spring Training camp in 2022...is signed to a minor league contract for the 2022 season.
Played his first full season as a professional in 2021...began the year as an NRI with the Astros, making two relief appearances (2ER/2IP) before being reassigned to minor league camp on March 16...started the regular season at Double-A Corpus Christi before being promoted to Triple-A Sugar Land on July 31...combined to go 6-5 with a 4.04 ERA (45ER/100.1IP) with 131 strikeouts between the two levels.
Did not appear in a game in 2020 due to the pandemic-shortened season.
Spent the entire 2019 season at Class A Short Season Tri-City after getting selected in the fifth round of the 2019 MLB Draft...went 2-2 with a 4.56 ERA (12ER/23.2IP), 18 walks and 33 strikeouts in 12 games (6 starts).