Max Brown

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Maxwell Huston Brown

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 195 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Max Brown has played for the New Zealand national team and in the minors.

Brown was All-League in high school. He hit .339 as a college freshman. In the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, he was the starting center fielder for New Zealand (his father was from New Zealand), hitting 9th 3 times and 7th once. He went 2 for 13 with a walk, steal, 3 runs and a RBI. Both hits came off the Philippines' Charlie Labrador. As a sophomore in college, he hit .378 and stole 17 bases. Transferring to Kansas State, he batted .330 as a junior and .283 as a senior.

The Arizona Diamondbacks took him in the 37th round of the 2015 amateur draft. He hit .265/.333/.368 and went 6-for-7 in steals for the AZL Diamondbacks. He then played for New Zealand in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, hitting third and manning center field. He was 2 for 11 with two walks, three runs, a double and a RBI, tying for the team lead in runs. He got one of their two hits against South African national team ace Dylan Unsworth then got all his runs and RBI in a rout of the Philippines national team but came up empty (0 for 4, 3 K) in their last game, another loss to South Africa. He ended his minor league career in 2016, split between the Hillsboro Hops (4 for 21) and Missoula Osprey (.233/.327/.326 in 13 G).

He was 2 for 9 for the Adelaide Bite in the 2016-2017 Australian Baseball League then improved to 9-for-25 with two walks and two homers for them in 2017-2018. When the Auckland Tuatara formed in 2018-2019, he hit .238/.308/.434 as their starting right fielder, with 10 doubles in 40 games. He tied for 6th in the ABL doubles and tied Carl Chester and Jacob Younis for third in triples (3). He slumped to .139/.216/.158 in the 2019-2020 ABL. In the 2023 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, he hit a three-run double off Brazil's Gabriel Barbosa. For the event, he was 3 for 7. He tied Jason Matthews and Nikau Pouaka-Grego for the team lead in hits, tied Chayton Krauss for the team lead in RBI (3), tied Matthews for the team's best average, tied Daniel Lamb-Hunt for second on New Zealand in OBP, was 3rd in slugging (after Pouaka-Grego and Krauss) and was third in OPS (trailing Pouaka-Grego and Matthews).