Seth William Brown was originally signed by A’s scout Jim Coffman…is married, Brittaney…graduated from North Medford (Ore.) High School…played collegiately and Linn-Benton (Ore.) Community College and Lewis-Clark State College (Ida.).
Went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in seven games over three stints with Oakland…all five of his plate appearances came against right-handed pitchers…made just one start and went 0-for-2 as the A’s designated hitter on Aug. 2 at Seattle…was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts as a pinch hitter… appeared in three games on defense, all at first base…finished the 2019 season with a 0-for-19 streak and now has a career-high 24 at bat hitless streak dating back to his last hit on Sept. 17, 2019…was on the A’s Opening Day roster and went 0-for-3 in three games before he was optioned to the A’s alternate site Aug. 6 when rosters were reduced to 28…was on the A’s Taxi Squad for each of the remaining road trips and was added to the active roster twice…recalled a second time on Aug. 25 when Chad Pinder went on the paternity list and struck out as a pinch hitter Aug. 29 in the second game of the doubleheader at Houston…was optioned back to the alternate site Aug. 31 but returned to Oakland on Sept. 12 when Matt Chapman went on the injured list…went 0-for-1 in three games before he was optioned Sept. 17…was on the Taxi Squad for the postseason.
Made his Triple-A and Major League debut in 2019… was batting .297 with 37 home runs and 104 RBI in 112 games with Las Vegas when he was selected by Oakland Aug. 26…went on to hit .293 with no home runs and 13 RBI in 26 games with the A's…batted .417 with nine RBI and a 1.073 OPS over his first 10 games, .179 with four RBI and a .580 OPS over his final 16 contests…made 16 of his 17 starts in games in which the opponent started a right-handed pitcher…hit .311 (19-for-61) with all 10 of his extra-base hits, all seven of his walks and 12 of his 13 RBI against righties, .214 (3-for-14) against left-handers… had a .900 OPS against righties, .429 against lefties…batted .300 with runners in scoring position, including .455 with RISP and two outs…hit .400 when leading off an inning…started 16 games in left field and one at first base…did not commit an error in 23 games overall in the outfield or four at first base…had two assists as an outfielder… was 1-for-6 (.167) with a double, RBI and four strikeouts in six pinch-hitting appearances…made nine starts hitting fifth, seven batting sixth and one hitting eighth…made his Major League debut with a start in left field on Aug. 26 at Kansas City and went 2-for-6 with a RBI…singled in the second inning off Brad Keller for his first ML hit and had a RBI single in his next at-bat in the third inning for his first RBI…had a career-high four hits Aug. 29 at Kansas City in his fourth big league game…became the first Athletic with a four-hit game before his fifth career game since Doug Jennings went 4-for-4 in his fourth game on April 13, 1988…then went 3-for-3 with a career-high three RBI the next day at New York (AL), giving him in a hit in seven consecutive bats…entered the game in the sixth inning and became the first A's player with at least three hits and three RBI in a game he did not start since Billy Hitchcock went 4-for-4 with four RBI on Sept. 5, 1951…had 10 hits over his first five games through Aug. 30, which are the most in Oakland history and the most by an Athletic since Spook Jacobs had 10 in his first five games for the 1954 Philadelphia A's…had two triples Sept. 3 against Los Angeles (AL) to tie the Oakland single-game record (12th time, last: Matt Chapman at Texas, July 26, 2018)…it was the first two-triple game in the Coliseum since May 12, 2007 (Josh Barfield, TOR) and the first by an Athletic since Aug. 3, 2002 (Mark Ellis vs. Detroit)…doubled in the seventh inning Sept. 17 against Kansas City but that would be his final hit of the season…finished the season on a 0-for-19 streak…went 0-for-4 with a career-high four strikeouts Sept. 22 against Texas…had made each of his first 16 starts in left field before starting at first base in the final game of the season on Sept. 29 at Seattle…pinch hit for Sean Murphy in the fourth inning of the AL Wild Card game on Oct. 2 against Tampa Bay in Oakland and grounded into a fielders' choice.
LAS VEGAS: Was named the A's Organizational Hitter of the Year and Most Valuable Player for Las Vegas after hitting a career-high 37 home runs…that was second-most in all of minor league baseball to the Diamondbacks Kevin Cron (39)…it tied for third-most in Oakland history by a minor leaguer and was two short of the record of 39 by Chris Carter in 2008 and Adam Piatt in 1999…it ranks second all-time in Las Vegas franchise history (44, Phil Hiatt in 2001)…was third in the minors in extra-base hits (72) and total bases (286), tied for fifth in runs (101) and sixth in RBI (104)…ranked second in the Pacific Coast League in home runs, extra-base hits and total bases, tied for third in runs, fourth in RBI and slugging (.634) and seventh in OPS (.986)…in addition to home runs, he also had career highs in batting (.297), slugging, OPS, runs and extra-base hits and matched his best in on-base percentage (.352)…led the A's farm system in runs, home runs, RBI and extra-base hits, ranked second in slugging, third in OPS, tied for fifth in doubles (29), sixth in batting and hits (134) and tied for eighth in triples (6)…was 8-for-9 (88.9%) in stolen base attempts…had a .277 batting average with 18 home runs, 59 RBI and an .887 OPS in 73 games at the All-Star Break…then hit .335 with 19 home runs, 45 RBI and a 1.170 OPS in 39 games after the break…hit .308 (106-for-344) with a 1.017 OPS against right-handed pitchers compared to .262 (28-for-107) with an .889 OPS against left-handers…batted .299 with 19 home runs at home, .295 with 18 home runs on the road…had a .319 batting average and 10 home runs when leading off an inning…hit .279 with runners in scoring position, including .234 with RISP and two outs… started 61 games at first base, 26 at designated hitter, 14 in left field and eight in right field… committed seven errors as a first baseman for a .987 fielding percentage…also had one error as a right fielder…hit .328 as a first baseman, .278 as an outfielder and .238 as the designated hitter…batted clean-up in 103 games but hit in every spot in the order except second and ninth… scored a run in each of his first nine games and batted .382 with 13 runs, four home runs and 15 RBI over that season-opening stretch…capped the streak with his first career three-homer game April 15 against Fresno…also drove in a career-high six runs…homered twice two days later at Sacramento…hit .319 with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 22 games in April…a two-hit game on May 3 against Fresno lifted his overall batting average to .320…then went 10-for-57 (.175) over his next 15 games to fall to .269…grounded into his third and final double play of the season May 19 at Salt Lake and finished the season with a 77-game streak without a GIDP…went 4-for-4 with a walk and two doubles May 27 at Reno, but followed that up by hitting .178 over his next 17 games…went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts on June 21 against Sacramento…hit .447 with 14 runs, seven doubles, a triple, two home runs and 14 RBI over a 10-game stretch from June 23 to July 2…matched his career-high with four hits July 20 at Salt Lake…was named PCL Player of the Week for the week of July 22-28 when he went 12-for-25 (.480) with 12 runs scored, eight home runs, 13 RBI and five walks in six games…that included two-homer games on July 23 against El Paso and July 27 and 28 at El Paso…homered in four straight games from July 25 to 28…batted .344 with nine home runs and 21 RBI in 23 games in July…it was his highest single-month average in 2019…also walked 13 times for a .425 on-base percentage…then hit .321 with 10 home runs and 27 RBI in 22 games in August…it was the second time in his career he hit 10 or more home runs in a month (12 with Stockton in August of 2017)…went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and five RBI Aug. 12 at Omaha…hit safely in each of final nine games with Las Vegas, which was his longest hitting streak of the season…went 15-for-35 (.429) with 10 runs, four doubles, three home runs and nine RBI over that stretch, which began on Aug. 16…had his seventh and final multi-homer game of the season Aug. 19 against Reno when he went 2-for-4 with two RBI…was selected by Oakland Aug. 26.
Made his Double-A debut at Midland and batted .283 with 14 home runs and 90 RBI in 131 games…had career highs in hits (142) and doubles (38)…led the Texas League and tied for ninth in all of the minors in doubles…also tied for the TL lead in extra base hits (55), ranked second in RBI, tied for second in total bases (228), tied for sixth in hits, tied for eighth in walks (47) and ninth in slugging (.454)…led the A’s farm system in doubles, ranked second in RBI, extra base hits and total bases, fourth in hits, tied for sixth in home runs, seventh in slugging and ninth in batting and runs (66)…was successful in all five of his stolen base attempts…batted .294 with eight home runs in 337 at bats against right-handed pitchers compared to .261 with six home runs in 165 at bats vs. left-handers…hit .331 with runners in scoring position…batted .328 with a .935 OPS at home compared to .240 with a .664 OPS on the road…started 113 games at first base, seven in right field and four in left field…had three assists in 12 games overall in the outfield… committed 12 errors as a first baseman for a .988 fielding percentage…hit in every spot in the order except first and second and saw his most time with 52 games batting fourth and 46 batting fifth…had his lone two-homer game of the season April 7 against Springfield…had a season-high 11-game hitting streak from April 29 to May 11 (18-for-44, .409)…hit .359 over a 25-game stretch from May 23 to June 20…batted .311 with 23 RBI in 27 games in May and then hit .337 in June… matched his season-high with an 11-game hitting streak from June 11 to 22 (19-for-45, .422)… collected three doubles Aug. 5 against San Antonio and drove in a season-high tying four runs… matched his career high with four hits Sept. 1 against Frisco and had his fifth four-RBI game of the season.
Spent the entire season at Single-A Stockton for the second consecutive year and hit .270 with 30 home runs and a career-high 109 RBI in a career-high 135 games…also had career highs in triples (7), at bats (518) and strikeouts (146)…led the California League in home runs, RBI and total bases (262)…the RBI were third most in all of the minors and the home runs tied for 10th… also ranked second in the CL in slugging (.506) and extra base hits (55)…was named to the Cal League Midseason All-Star team…led the A’s farm system in total bases, ranked second in home runs, RBI, runs, extra base hits and slugging, tied for third in triples and fourth in hits and walks… hit .355 with 16 home runs and 44 RBI over his final 32 contests…batted .319 with runners in scoring position…started 109 games in right field, 18 at first base and three in center field…had 13 assists in 114 games overall in the outfield…had his first career two-homer game May 14 at Lancaster…his second came on Aug. 8 against San Jose…made his first career appearance as a pitcher on May 19 against Lake Elsinore (0.2 ip, 1 h)…started at designated hitter for the North in the California League All-Star Game on June 20 and went 1-for-4 with a double and a RBI…drove in five runs July 15 against Inland Empire…homered in 10 of his final 15 games beginning Aug. 19 and hit .439 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI over that span…homered in five straight games from Aug. 19 to 24 and four straight from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3…had three five-RBI games over a 10-game stretch in late August…was named Cal League Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 21-27 after going 12-for-24 (.500) with five runs, four home runs, 11 RBI, three walks and a 1.540 OPS in six games…drew a career-high four walks Aug. 30 vs. Visalia…hit .349 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in 27 games in August…went 3-for-11 (.273) with a double, home run and three RBI in three postseason games for the Ports.
Spent the entire season at Single-A Stockton and batted .241 with eight home runs and 53 RBI in 127 games…added career highs in walks (65) and hit by pitches (6) for a .340 on-base percentage…was successful in 13-of-15 (86.7%) stolen base attempts and had a career high in steals…ranked second in the California League in walks and fourth in runs scored (83)…ranked third in the A’s organization in runs and fourth in walks…hit .257 against right-handed pitchers, .193 against left-handers…started 78 games in right field, 28 in center field and one in left field… also appeared in one game at first base and one at catcher…had his best single-month batting average of 2016 when he hit .275 in May…scored a minor league career-high four runs June 19 at High Desert…drew a walk in 10 consecutive games from July 2 to 13 (11 walks total)…stole two bases in a game for the only time in his career Aug. 31 against Visalia…had his first career four-hit game Sept. 1 vs. Visalia.
Hit .282 with three home runs and 35 RBI in 68 games in his professional debut with the A’s affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League and Short Season Single-A Vermont…began the year in the AZL and was transferred to Vermont on June 30…tied for third in the New York-Penn League in doubles (19), tied for fourth in extra base hits (25) and ranked fifth in slugging (.431)…was named to NYPL Midseason All-Star team and went 1-for-2 in a start in center field for the North in the NYPL All-Star Game…made 21 starts in center field, 18 in right field, 14 in left field and seven at first base…went 1-for-4 with a triple in his debut June 22 against the Giants…hit his first professional home run July 28 at State College, a fifth inning grand slam.