Hunter Brown

RP · Houston Astros

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'2" Weight 212
DOB 1998-08-29 Age 24.5
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 14.07, 202nd

Season Projections

THE BAT-39111.06500111743979547443.571.26

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Hunter Brown Feels Fine After Bullpen Session

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Hunter Brown (back) threw 25 pitches during a bullpen session on Sunday and said his back felt fine. He's back on track to be ready for his first turn through the team's starting rotation to begin the 2023 regular season. The 24-year-old is expected to throw a simulated game next week, and he could be in line to start the team's home opener on April 3 against the Detroit Tigers. Brown is the club's top prospect, per MLB Pipeline, and has the skills to become very attractive in all mixed fantasy leagues sooner than later. He misses bats at an above-average rate and also keeps the ball out of the air. His fantasy ceiling could be limited due to workload restrictions in his first full MLB season, but Brown is an arm to watch.

    Mar 26 · Source via Astros Hunter Brown prospects
  • Hunter Brown Scheduled To Throw On Sunday

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Hunter Brown (back) is scheduled for a bullpen session on Sunday. The right-hander resumed throwing on Friday after being scratched from his start on Wednesday due to a back issue. It sounds like the 24-year-old should be ready in time for Opening Day. The expectation is that Brown is going to open the season as the fifth starter in Houston. He has looked good this spring and should be on the radar in most fantasy formats.

    Mar 25 · Source via Astros Hunter Brown prospects
  • Hunter Brown Throws Friday

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Hunter Brown (back) was able to have a catch Friday and is feeling better. Brown was scratched from his start on Wednesday with lower back tightness but is apparently feeling well enough to get back to action. It's unclear if he will be out for Opening Day, but he was expected to make the team as the No. 5 starter. He has 10 strikeouts in nine spring innings and if he's healthy, should be on the radar for most league drafts.

    Mar 24 · Source via Astros Hunter Brown prospects
  • Hunter Brown Still Not Throwing

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Hunter Brown (back), who was scratched from his Grapefruit League outing on Wednesday against the New York Mets with lower back tightness, has yet to resume throwing. There haven't been any other updates on the 24-year-old hurler, who had been expected to open the 2023 regular season as Houston's No. 5 starter. The right-handed pitcher has posted a 5.00 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, five walks and 10 strikeouts in nine innings pitched over his four spring starts to this point, but it's now unclear if he'll be ready for Opening Day next week.

    Mar 23 · Source via Astros Hunter Brown prospects
  • Hunter Brown Scratched On Wednesday

    Houston Astros pitching prospect Hunter Brown (back) has been scratched from Wednesday's start due to lower back stiffness. Brown, 24, is the teams top pitching prospect and has been set to replace Lance McCullers (forearm) to open the season. Brown succeeded in his first taste of the big leagues in 2022 with a 0.89 ERA in 20 1/3 innings (two starts). He has struggled this spring with a 5.00 ERA, but managers in all formats should still remain confident in the young arm. If his back issues don't force him to miss time, Brown should be rostered in most formats.

    Mar 22 · Source via Astros Hunter Brown prospects
  • Big Hype Prospects: Walker, Volpe, Baty, Grissom, Brown

    This week on Big Hype Prospects, we'll take a closer look at high-profile youngsters pushing for an Opening Day assignment. Five BHPs In The News Jordan Walker, 20, OF, STL (AA) 536 PA, 19 HR, 22 SB, .306/.388/.510 This column has nothing new to say about Walker. He is in the midst of a bid…

    Mar 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Yankees Mets Astros Cardinals White Sox Braves Brewers Red Sox Brett Baty Hunter Brown Oscar Colas Vaughn Grissom Oswald Peraza Braden Shewmake Brice Turang Anthony Volpe Jordan Walker prospects
  • Astros Notes: Gurriel, McCullers, Bullpen

    As Yuli Gurriel’s free agency lingered into the late stages of the offseason, many Astros fans wondered whether there might be potential for a reunion between the two parties. Houston GM Dana Brown candidly acknowledged last month that while the organization loved Gurriel as both a person and a player, it would be difficult to…

    Mar 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Astros Marlins Jose Abreu Hunter Brown Austin Davis Matt Gage Yuli Gurriel Lance McCullers Jr. Parker Mushinski Blake Taylor closers
  • Hunter Brown Struggles With Command

    Houston Astros starting pitcher prospect Hunter Brown struggled in his second start of the spring on Monday. The teams top prospect got through the first inning with just a single allowed, but opened the second frame with three walks and was yanked for reliever Ty Buttrey. Buttrey would in turn allow all three inherited runners to score and that left Brown with a line of one hit, three runs, three walks and two strikeouts over one inning. The 24-year-old also struggled with his command by allowing two free passes in his previous outing. Despite his rough start to spring, Brown excelled in seven games (two starts) for the Astros in 2022 with a 0.89 ERA with 22 strikeouts and seven walks over 20 1/3 innings. Brown remains one of the top pitching prospects in the game, but the Astros strong rotation options may make it hard for Brown to break camp with a permanent spot right away. Brown should already be rostered in dynasty leagues and managers in redraft leagues should keep an eye on his status entering the season. If he earns a spot in the rotation, Brown will be worth rostering.

    Mar 6 · Source via Astros Hunter Brown prospects
  • Hunter Brown Fine-Tuning His Slider

    Houston Astros top pitching prospect Hunter Brown, MLB Pipeline's No. 43 overall prospect, appears headed toward a spot in the starting rotation to begin the 2023 season with Lance McCullers Jr. (forearm) injured. Brown struggled with his command in his Grapefruit League start on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox, and he said refining the location of his slider is his top priority in camp. The 24-year-old right-hander was excellent at Triple-A Sugar Land in 2022 before getting a September call-up to the big leagues. In 20 1/3 innings with the Astros, he allowed just two earned runs while walking seven and striking out 22. Brown has posted elite strikeout rates in the minors and will be fantasy relevant early on with a spot in Houston's rotation, but workload restrictions and a potential move back to the minors when McCullers is healthy could limit his overall impact in 2023.

    Mar 4 · Source via Astros Hunter Brown prospects
  • Hunter Brown Has Chance To Open Year In Rotation

    With Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. (elbow) expected to open the season on the injured list, right-hander Hunter Brown figures to slot into the fifth rotation spot and play a prominent role early on. The 24-year-old made his major-league debut last year and had a 0.89 ERA (1.98 FIP), 1.08 WHIP and 22 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings over seven appearances (two starts) for Houston. He got the opportunity after dominating at Triple-A Sugar Land, and he carried it over to the MLB level, albeit in a very small sample size. Brown has displayed elite strikeout rates in his time in the minors and could be a useful streamer early in 2023 for the Astros while he holds a rotation spot.

    Feb 22 · Source via Astros Hunter Brown prospects
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    2023 Steamer-51105.075001113419210444403.431.27
    2023 THE BAT-39111.06500111743979547443.571.26
    2023 Zeile-36103.27500010846901000453.911.31

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

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