Ben Brown

23-Year-Old PitcherP
Chicago Cubs AA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
The Phillies sent Brown to the Cubs at the trade deadline in exchange for a couple months of David Robertson. It was a strong return for Chicago, as Brown has impactful stuff that should play well in relief at the very least. The 6-foot-6 righty has a plus curveball, above-average slider and mid-90s fastball, but his command and control were shaky at times, especially early last season. Over his final 19 outings, split across High-A and Double-A, Brown logged a 2.99 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 141:25 K:BB in 93.1 innings. With his power arsenal, Brown seems destined to either be a high-strikeout, mediocre-WHIP starting pitcher or a late-inning weapon. He is now on the 40-man roster, so it would make sense for him to reach the majors this summer in some role if he is pitching well in the upper minors. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Phillies in June of 2017. Traded to the Cubs in August of 2022.
Added to 40-man roster
PChicago Cubs  AA
November 15, 2022
Brown was added to the Cubs' 40-man roster Tuesday.
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After being traded from Philadelphia to Chicago in August, Brown put up a 4.06 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through 31 innings in seven starts for Double-A Tennessee. The 23-year-old righty still has a few kinks in his game to work out, but with a K/9 approaching 13, it's not difficult to see why the Cubs made it a priority to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.
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PChicago Cubs  AA
August 2, 2022
Brown was traded from the Phillies to the Cubs on Tuesday in exchange for David Robertson, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
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