Brown has not performed at the level people were expecting and there have been more speed bumps than anticipated. But, while having a conversation earlier today, my dad made the point that he doesn’t think Brown’s numbers, outside of the power numbers, are far from Ryan Howard’s.
So taking up the challenge to find out, below you can find the main batting numbers for Brown, Howard, and Astros outfielder (and trade target of the Phillies) Hunter Pence. Brown and Pence’s numbers have been adjusted to raise their numbers based on plate appearances. Brown and Pence’s plate appearances have been raised up to Howard’s number of plate appearances. The results may shock you.