Results tagged ‘ Greensboro Grasshoppers ’

Austin Dean of the Greensboro Grasshoppers

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Left fielder Austin Dean (2) of the Greensboro Grasshoppers bats in a game against the Greenville Drive on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Dean is the No. 14 prospect of the Miami Marlins, according to Baseball America. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Max Garner of the Greensboro Grasshoppers

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Starting pitcher Max Garner (21) of the Greensboro Grasshoppers delivers a pitch in a game against the Greenville Drive on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Giants prospect Villalona jailed on a murder charge

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August 25, 2008: Angel Villalona of the Augusta GreenJackets at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by:  Tom Priddy/MiLB.com
San Francisco Giants first base prospect Angel Villalona, who by all accounts became a millionaire when he signed with the Giants, is awaiting trial for the shooting death of a 25-year-old man in the Dominican Republic, according to reports from the Associated Press.
According to the reports, Villalona, 19, who last played against the Drive in Greenville last year when he was with Class A Augusta, turned himself in to police the day after a man was shot in a bar in La Romana last month. 
According to the AP report, Villalona, who pleaded innocent, could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. I scanned the Web to see if I could find anything new about the case, but I suspect justice moves slowly in some parts of the world.
In a statement, the Giants said, “We will monitor the situation closely and trust that the judicial process in the Dominican Republic will resolve the matter promptly and fairly.”

Reaching for an out . . . or a souvenir

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       August 13, 2009: First baseman Ben Lasater (23) of the Greensboro 
       Grasshoppers robs a fan of a souvenir as he grabs a foul ball during a 
       game at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom 
       Priddy/Four Seam Images/MiLB.com
Almost caught up . . . Here’s my favorite photo from the past couple of weeks.

It’s a late night editing photos from the backlog

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It’s a late night editing photos, and I’m trying to get caught up before I go out and shoot again, so there’s nothing new to report.
Just thought I’d post this photo of Greensboro Grasshoppers pitcher Johnny Dorn, a 2008 draft pick and former player with the University of Nebraska. It’s one of those I edited tonight that I like the most.
April 20, 2009: RHP Johnny Dorn (32) of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, Class A affiliate of the Florida Marlins, in a game against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by Tom Priddy/MiLB.com

Kyle Skipworth is one of Marlins’ top prospects

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Kyle Skipworth, taken with the sixth pick by the Florida Marlins in last year’s draft, was in Greenville this week for a series against the Drive. I shot these images last night.
April 20, 2009: Catcher Kyle Skipworth (8) of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, Class A affiliate of the Florida Marlins, in a game against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Skipworth, drafted in the first round in 2008, is listed as the No. 7 prospect in the Marlins organization.  Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com
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       Kyle Skipworth

Tejeda gets hot at the end of the homestand

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The Drive’s Oscar Tejeda is starting to warm up, and has been particularly strong during this latest homestand against Greensboro.
April 20, 2009: Infielder Oscar Tejeda (3) of the Greenville Drive, Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, in a game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Tejeda singled in the first, tripled in the fifth and doubled in the seventh as the Drive took the game 2-0. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com
       Tejeda is congratulated after scoring a run in the first inning.

Pimentel gets the win in Drive shutout

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Here’s a quick shot from last night’s Greenville Drive game.
April 20, 2009: RHP Stolmy Pimentel of the Greenville Drive, Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, pitches in a game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Pimentel (1-1) allowed no runs and only five hits in five innings to get the win as the Drive took the game 2-0. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com

This is one of the things I love about the minors

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This is one of those many things I love about Minor League baseball. The Florida Marlins have assembled an amazing staff of young, talented pitchers this year — and I love seeing guys I’ve photographed years ago get their shot in the big leagues.
A couple of the guys I photographed in 2005-2006 blew away the Braves this week. Anibal Sanchez got the win yesterday and Chris Volstad got it on Tuesday.
Top: 27 April 2005: Anibal Sanchez of the Wilmington Blue Rocks in a game against the Potomac Nationals at Pfitzner Stadium, Woodbridge, Va. 
Bottom: 23 May 2006: Chris Volstad of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, a Florida Marlins affiliate, in a game against the Greenville Drive at West End Field in Greenville, S.C.
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