Infielder/second baseman Russell Wilson (3) of the Asheville Tourists, Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, in a game against the Greenville Drive on May 1, 2011, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Wilson was a fourth-round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. (Tom Priddy / Four Seam Images)
Last Sunday Russell Wilson scored with the Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Here’s a photo of him scoring in 2011 with the Asheville Tourists.
Hitting coach Darren Fenster (3) of the Greenville Drive in the team’s first workout at home on April 3, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Darren Fenster has been named manager of the Greenville Drive for 2014. After serving as a coach for the Drive in 2012 he spent a year as a manager in the rookie Florida Gulf Coast League.
Catcher Brian McCann of the Mississippi Braves, Class AA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, taken April 20, 2005, at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Miss. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Former Atlanta Brave Brian McCann was introduced to the New York media today as the newest Yankee. Tears are shed in Atlanta . . .
- Newsday: Yankees introduce Brian McCann
- Daily News: Brian McCann introduced as Yankees catcher
- Bleacher Report: Why McCann and the Yankees Are the Perfect Fit
- USA Today: Brian McCann, Yankees complete $85M, 5-year contract
- McCann in pinstripes photo gallery
Center fielder Evan Chambers (53) of the West Virginia Power bats in a game against the Greenville Drive on May 2, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Chambers is the No. 21 top prospect of the Pirates. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Pittsburgh Pirates minor league prospect Evan Chambers died in his sleep over the weekend. He was 24. The Sporting News reports that the cause of death is unknown at this time.
As a Minor Leaguer he played for the West Virginia Power against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field in 2010.
Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia of the Atlanta Braves on March 14, 2007, at their Spring Training camp at the Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Kissimmee, Fla. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
A clean-shaven and short-haired Jarrod Saltalamacchia at a 2007 Spring Training workout when he was still a prospect for the Atlanta Braves.
Starting pitcher Lucas Sims (26) of the Rome Braves before a game against the Greenville Drive on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Sims was the No. 1 pick of the Atlanta Braves in the first round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Rome and Sims picked up the win, 6-2. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Baseball America has named RHP Lucas Sims as the Atlanta Braves’ top prospect for 2014.
Starting pitcher Danny Salazar (40) of the Columbus Clippers before a game against the Charlotte Knights on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Columbus won, 4-2. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Tonight’s playoff starting pitcher for Cleveland is Danny Salazar, a guy I photographed this summer in Charlotte when he was still playing for Triple A Columbus. Small world. Of course, now photos of him in a Minor League uni are worthless, but at least I get a blog post out of it.