Domonic Brown was a 25-year-old All-Star in 2013, hitting .272 with 27 homers and an .818 OPS. Today the Phillies dropped him from the 40-man roster and Brown passed through waivers unclaimed by the other 29 teams.
Brown is still just 28 years old and under team control through 2017, but the former top prospect made $2.6 million this season and would be in line for similar money next year via arbitration.
That’s not exactly a huge investment, but Brown hit just .233 with 15 homers and a .634 OPS in 207 games during the past two seasons and any teams interested in picking him up as a reclamation project probably figures they can get him on the cheap as a free agent.
It’s a rapid fall from grace, but he should be able to snag a part-time job for 2016 and is still plenty young enough to get back on track.