Five Potential Targets for the Astros Going Forward

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2. Domonic Brown

At this time last year, it appeared as though Domonic Brown was on his way towards the start of a stellar career. He made the All-Star Game, and had produced a .272/.324/.494 batting line with 27 home runs. After years of the Phillies waiting for Brown to develop, it appeared he turned the corner and was set to be one of the young players the Phillies desperately needed to build around.

What a difference a year makes. Instead of appearing to be a building block, the Phillies may be looking to part ways with the mercurial outfielder after his disappointing .235/.285/.349 batting line and ten home runs last year. In fact, Brown may be in need of a change of scenery, getting away from Philadelphia altogether.

For the Astros, in need of a left fielder, Domonic Brown may be worth the chance. He is only 27 years old, and theoretically about to enter his prime. If he can prove to be that player he was in 2013, or anything close to the player who the Phillies expected him to be when he rapidly ascended the ranks of the minor leagues, he could truly be a bargain.

As this point, the Phillies may not be asking for much for Brown. With his potentially low trade value, he may be worth taking a risk on for the Astros.