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Second baseman Mookie Betts (7) of the Greenville Drive, right, is congratulated after scoring in the first inning of a game against the Augusta GreenJackets on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Greenville Drive second baseman Mookie Betts has been named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for May 6-12.
Kendrick Perkins of the Greenville Drive breaks his bat in a game against the Charleston RiverDogs on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Charleston won Game 1 of a doubleheader, 6-2. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Some people really like broken-bat photos. Me, I’m just ambivalent because the batter’s face is usually hidden, and I don’t like that. But here’s one I shot last month and just rediscovered for anyone so inclined.
Boston Red Sox prospect outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. speaks with a TV reporter at the Greenville Drive’s annual Hot Stove Event on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in Greenville, South Carolina. Bradley is ranked No. 32 prospect in the country for the 2013 season by MLB.com. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Tuesday night, even as former Gamecock and former Greenville Drive outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was talking with fans in downtown Greenville, the MLB Network was getting ready to air its new Top 100 prospects list.
Not long after I got home from photographing Bradley and the other notables at the Greenville Drive’s annual Hot Stove Event at Zen in the West End, I flipped on the TV and watched as Jonathan Mayo announced Bradley as No. 32. Mayo said Bradley is someone “who’s looked at as a likely replacement for free-agent-to-be Jacoby Ellsbury . . ..”
Bradley signed autographs for fans, posed for photos, talked with TV reporters and generally showed how comfortable he is even in the spotlight.
First baseman Anthony Rizzo (25) of the Greenville Drive on the team’s 2009 home opener against the Hickory Crawdads on April 13, 2009, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Former Greenville Drive and current Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will play for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic, which begins in March.
Italy will open the competition on March 7 against Mexico, playing in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Infielder Xander Bogaerts (23) of the Salem Red Sox, a Boston Red Sox affiliate, in a game against the Potomac Nationals on June 8, 2012, at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia. Potomac won the first game of a doubleheader, 5-4. Bogaerts is the No. 2 Boston prospect, according to Baseball America. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
MiLB.com has a new in-depth interview with Boston Red Sox’ prospect shortstop Xander Bogaerts.
Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (16) of the Salem Red Sox, a Boston Red Sox affiliate, in a game against the Potomac Nationals on June 8, 2012, at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia. Potomac won the first game of a doubleheader, 5-4. Bradley is the No. 10 Boston prospect, according to Baseball America. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)
Former University of South Carolina Gamecock and Greenville Drive outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been selected by Boston’s baseball writers as the Red Sox Minor League player of the year for 2012.
The award, called the Greg Montalbano Minor League Award, will be presented at a dinner Jan 24 by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. It goes to the “individual who has made the greatest impact in the minor leagues in the past season.”
Bradley was a member of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks’ national championship teams and played briefly for the Greenville Drive. He moved up the Sox’ Minor League system quickly last year, from Salem to Portland.
Most of the previous winners of the award since 2005 also played for the Greenville Drive, including Jon Lester (rehab assignment), Clay Buchholz, Casey Kelly, Anthony Rizzo and Ryan Lavarnway, who won in 2011.
June 2, 2009: RHP Stolmy Pimentel (37) of the Greenville Drive pitches in a game against the Asheville Tourists at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images
ICYMI, the Red Sox traded former @GreenvilleDrive RHP Stolmy Pimentel to Pittsburgh in the Joel Hanrahan deal.
Pitcher Henry Owens (32) of the Greenville Drive in a game against the Rome Braves on July 6, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Owens was a supplemental round pick by the Boston Red Sox in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Greenville won, 4-0. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)