The Rockies claimed outfield prospect Andrew Brown who was put on waivers to clear room for Lance Lynn. This is the second corner outfield prospect the Cardinals have moved this season after the trade of Alex Castellanos for then Dodger Rafael Furcal.
Brown, who is not really as versatile as implied in the link, was a bat first player who put steady power numbers throughout his time in the minors. His strikeout rate and ability to cover the strikezone will be the primary concerns at the big league level as his defense will never secure him a roster spot.
Earlier in the season, Brown missed time after a nasty outfield collision with outfielder Shane Robinson. Despite some miscues, Brown has the opportunity to carve out something representing the career path of Allen Craig. With a .284/.382/.501 line in Memphis this past season, Brown has shown success at the highest levels of minor league baseball. At age 27, he won’t have long to prove that means success at the major league level.
Best of luck to Andrew Brown in Colorado.