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Paul Brown looked forward to pro baseball after pick in second round; Saw five seasons, made AA

Paul Brown 1990 Lynchburg Red Sox card, Brown posed in pitching windup

Taken by the Red Sox high in the 1987 draft, University of Hawaii hurler Paul Brown looked to sign and start his career, The Honolulu Advertiser wrote.

The hard part, the negotiations, were over, he told The Advertiser.

"I'm happy with the way things are working out between us," Brown told The Advertiser then. "The terms were to my liking. The commitment has been made and I'm looking forward to professional baseball."

Brown then started that year between single-A Winter Haven and AA New Britain. But, in a career slowed by injury, he ultimately saw five seasons, but didn't rise above AA.

Brown's career began that year in 1987, taken by the Red Sox in the second round of the draft out of Hawaii.

Brown started with the Red Sox at Winter Haven and New Britain. He saw seven outings, five starts, at New Britain. He went 0-1, with a 5.96 ERA.

He moved to single-A Lynchburg for an abbreviated 1988. He saw 10 starts and went 3-3, with a 3.83 ERA. He was then sent home with a shoulder injury, The Honolulu Star-Bulletin wrote.

"The mental part of not playing is something I have to get used to," Brown told The Star-Bulletin that July.

Brown returned to the mound at Winter Haven in 1989. He went 3-9, with a 4.20 ERA over 38 outings, nine starts.

He saw high-A Lynchburg in 1990 then Winter Haven at high-A and New Britain again in 1991. He saw 12 relief outings at New Britain and went 1-1, with a 3.60 ERA. That season marked his last as a pro.

Paul Brown 1990 Lynchburg Red Sox card, Brown posed in pitching windup

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,130
Made the Majors:1,366-33.1%
Never Made Majors:2,764-66.9%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:556
10+ Seasons in the Minors:337

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