No, but I stayed in a Holiday Express once after going off the road in a nor-easter and hitting a rock cliff.You sound like a scout.
How many draft picks even get an at-bat in the majors?
I agree that Brown had a solid minor league career. But sometimes I think that's all a lot of those "Moneyball" were destined for -- nice numbers early in the minors, gradually moderating and then, without quite enough tools to carry them to the next level, hitting the ceiling in AAA. Unless you can turn those guys into trade bait, the only real plus they might offer is contributing to a winning atmosphere and, by virtue of moving up each year for a while, perhaps, a subculture of "success" in the minors. But not everybody believes in that stuff. Some will say the prupose of the minors is to develop major leaguers. And through that lens, guys like Brown, Colamarino, Kiger and Stanley, etc., add up to nothing more than insta-flameouts like Aaron Goins, John Oliver and Monte Roundtree.