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Matt Brown saw five pro seasons, AA: Baseball Profiles

Matt Brown 1990 Elizabethton Twins card

Elizabethton Twins catcher Matt Brown came up in two key spots in this August 1990 game and he came through both times, The Elizabethton Star wrote.

He first cut the deficit to one with a two-run single, then extended his team's lead later with another two-run single, The Star wrote.

"Sometimes you get lucky," Brown told The Star. "I came up in two good situations to hit. With the bases loaded, they've got to come at you. There was nowhere to put me. I hit the ball hard, and I'm glad of that. But, I just had good situations to hit in."

Brown hit in those situations in his first season as a pro. He went on to see time in five campaigns. He topped out at AA.

Brown's career began that year in 1990, taken by the Twins in the 40th round of the draft out of San Jose State University.

Brown started with the Twins at rookie Elizabethton. He saw 28 games and hit .233. He went 3 for 4 in on early contest, The Star wrote.

"The first two times I didn't swing the bat well, but I was able to get a hit," Brown told The Star. "Finally, I hit the ball hard the last two times up."

Brown moved to high-A Visalia for 1991 and stayed there for 1992. He hit .222 in 61 games there in 1991 and .267 in 37 games there in 1992.

Brown played 1993 at high-A Fort Myers. He hit .164 in 60 games. He then played 22 games with independent Mason City in 1994 and four at AA Trenton with the Red Sox in 1995 to end his career.

Matt Brown 1990 Elizabethton Twins card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,393
Made the Majors:1,415-32.2
Never Made Majors:2,978-67.8%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:576
10+ Seasons in the Minors:354

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