Domonic Brown’s Spring Is Still No Guarantee

Domonic Brown is tied with Mike Morse for the spring training lead in home runs with six and we still have a week and a half of games left. The once top prospect had a questionable future with the team entering spring training, but he has played his way into an everyday job in the Phillies’ outfield. Aside from the home runs, he is hitting .397 and has drawn nearly as many walks as strikeouts (six to eight) in 63 at-bats. That makes this perhaps the most appropriate time to flash the reminder: spring training stats aren’t predictive of regular season success or failure.

Last year, 15 players hit six or more home runs in spring exhibition games in the range of 45-80 at-bats. There was no correlation whatsoever between their spring hitting and regular season hitting.

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