Sep 20, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals mascot Sluggerrr entertains the crowd before the game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium. Detroit won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Left Field – Dee Brown
Quite a few players have gone through the Kansas City Royals over their 46 year history. However, Dee Brown has the ignoble record of having the lowest WAR value, at -4.1, of anyone to put on the Royals uniform.
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Brown had been a top prospect, ranking as high as eleventh in all of baseball prior to the 2000 season. A legitimate power/speed threat in the minors, Brown posted consecutive seasons with twenty home runs and twenty steals. It was expected that he would be able to do the same in the majors, giving the Royals another star outfielder.
Instead, Brown was unable to get these abilities to translate to the major leagues. Spending parts of seven seasons with the Royals, Brown hit at a disappointing .234/.281/.334 clip with 14 home runs. He stole only eight bases, and was caught six times. He was another example of the type of Quad-A players that the Royals were able to generate during that time frame.
It is possible that Dee Brown may have been the worst player ever to get on the field for the Royals for an extended period of time. If nothing else, he was certainly one of the more disappointing.
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