Brown allowed two earned runs over six innings in a start with Triple-A San Antonio on Monday and owns a 3.99 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 32:18 K:BB in 38.1 innings over seven Triple-A starts this season.
Brown has done a good job preventing runs in his first go-around at the Triple-A level, particularly with his squad playing in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. He has, however, had some issues keeping runners off the bases, particularly via the base on balls. Brown remains the Brewers' top pitching prospect, and if he is able to iron out some kinks in the near future, he could still make his big-league debut at some point this summer.
Brown will open the year with Triple-A San Antonio, Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com reports.
Brown is the Brewers' best pitching prospect, which isn't necessarily saying much, but he has a fairly similar profile to Brandon Woodruff at the same stage of their careers. His arsenal is headlined by a 92-95 mph fastball that generates an elite percentage of groundballs. Brown also owns a plus bender and a solid changeup. He is more control than command at this stage of his development, but his fearless style on the mound tends to work in his favor. He could join the big-league rotation or bullpen at some point this summer.