Hunter Brown

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Hunter Noah Brown

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Hunter Brown was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 5th round of the 2019 amateur draft from Wayne State University in his hometown of Detroit, MI. He was selected to play for the American League team at the 2022 Futures Game, played at Dodger Stadium on July 16th, and made his major league debut less than two months later, on September 5, 2022, starting for the Astros against the Texas Rangers. He did very well, giving up no runs on 3 hits in 6 innings, walking 1 and striking out 5 and received credit for his team's 1-0 win. He was coming off a season where he had gone 9-4, 2.55 in 23 games for the Sugar Land Space Cowboys of the Pacific Coast League, with 134 strikeouts in 106 innings.

He emerged as a potential major league prospect during his junior season at Wayne State in 2019, when he went 9-0, 2.21 in 14 starts and pitched 3 shutouts. After being drafted by the Astros and signed by scout Scott Oberhelman, he went 2-2, 4.56 in 12 games for the Tri-City Valley Cats of the New York-Penn League in 2019, but then had to sit out the 2020 season when the Coronavirus pandemic shut down the minor leagues. In 2021, he split his season between the AA Corpus Christi Hooks and AAA Sugar Land (still known as the Sugar Land Skeeters at the time), going 6-5, 4.04 in 24 games. He attracted attention by striking out 131 batters in 100 1/3 innings.

As a kid growing up in Detroit, his elementary school once received a visit from his idol, Justin Verlander, then pitching for the Detroit Tigers, accompanied by Carlos Guillen. When he first reached the majors in 2022, Verlander was now his teammate.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • Won one World Series with the Houston Astros in 2022 (he did not play in the World Series)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Brian McTaggart: "'Fired up from the get-go,' Brown notches win in electric debut",, September 6, 2022. [1]

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