Philadelphia Phillies' Domonic Brown celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run in the fifth inning.
Target: Domonic Brown, OF
2013 stats: .272 batting average, .324 on-base percentage, .494 slugging percentage, 21 doubles, 27 home runs, 83 RBIs
Brown is an intriguing case ever since Yahoo Sports reported that the Philadelphia Phillies are said to be shopping their young power-hitting outfielder in search of some young pitching. The Rangers have plenty of young pitching, but they've always been reluctant to deal it, and rightfully so. As of now, the Rangers have at least four starting pitchers locked up for at least the next four seasons.
Brown is controllable through 2018 and is just 26 years old and coming off his first all-star season in his first full season as a big-league regular. He's not a great defensive outfielder, which could turn the Rangers off to the idea of trading for him before any ground is even broken, but they do seem concerned with a power bat and Brown would give them that at a nice rate and for an extended amount of time.
Ultimately, the Phillies' ask might be too much for the Rangers to be interested in dealing for a young guy who has one good season under his belt, but it is something to keep an eye on.