Braves VP of scouting Dana Brown
Brown has come up a lot in GM talks amongst fans and media members, but we’ve never really said our peace on him. I’ll just say what everyone else has said: he’d be a fantastic choice as Tigers GM.
Brown has been the Braves VP of scouting since 2019, and his drafting acumen has been nothing short of exceptional. In 2019, he took Shea Langeliers in the first round, which helped them trade for Matt Olson before the 2022 season. That same year, he drafted NL Rookie of the Year candidate Michael Harris in the third round.
The following year, he drafted fellow rookie of the year candidate Spencer Strider in the fourth round. The man knows how to draft—something the Tigers haven’t been able to do for quite some time.
Brown is, of course, part of a Braves front office that has turned heads all across the baseball world because of their ability to lock up their young stars long term for relatively cheap. Just this year, they locked up Austin Riley, as well as both Harris and Strider. We’d love to see that kind of foresight from the Tigers.
Scouting has been a huge issue for the Detroit Tigers, as we’ve already discussed. Someone like Brown would be a great person to hire to help fix that.