October 2013

Throwback Thursday: Jarrod Saltalamacchia

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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.

Lucas Sims is Atlanta’s top prospect for 2014

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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.

 

Throwback Thursday: Craig Kimbrel in Danville

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Pitcher Craig Kimbrel of the Danville Braves, rookie Appalachian League affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, works a pitchers’ drill prior to a game against the Burlington Royals on June 19, 2008, at Dan Daniel Memorial Park in Danville, Va. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

RHP Danny Salazar of the Cleveland Indians

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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.