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Drive’s David Chester named a 2013 All-Star

David Chester

Infielder David Chester (44) of the Greenville Drive in a game against the West Virginia Power on Monday, April 15, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. West Virginia won, 6-0. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

The Greenville Drive’s David Chester has been named starting designated hitter on the South Atlantic League All-Star Team.

He will play for the Southern Division in the 54th Annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 18th at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, New Jersey.

 

RiverDogs’ Enns is SAL Pitcher of the Week

Dietrich Enns

Pitcher Dietrich Enns (21) of the Charleston RiverDogs in a game against the Greenville Drive on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Charleston won, 9-7. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Dietrich Enns of the Charleston RiverDogs has been named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 26.

Mookie Betts is SAL Player of the Week

Mookie Betts

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.

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2013 Greenville Drive team photo

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Members of the 2013 Opening Day roster for the Greenville Drive pose for a team photo during Media Day just prior to the start of the 2013 season on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Braves catcher Evan Gattis makes opening day roster

 

Evan Gattis

Catcher Evan Gattis (36) of the Rome Braves, Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, prior to the first game of a doubleheader against the Greenville Drive on August 15, 2011, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Rome defeated Greenville, 6-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

I love a good Minor League success story, and the saga of catcher Evan Gattis of the Atlanta Braves certainly qualifies. Gattis, whose personal struggles were discussed in a Sports Illustrated profile last week, was named today to the Braves’ opening day roster, never having played a day above Class AA.

 

Braves’ Evan Gattis is a star in winter ball

Evan Gattis

Catcher Evan Gattis (36) of the Rome Braves, Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, prior to the first game of a doubleheader against the Greenville Drive on August 15, 2011, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Rome defeated Greenville, 6-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

AJC’s David O’Brien reports that #Braves prospect Evan Gattis has been named player of the week in the Venezuela winter league with a .440 average, 5 homers and 12 RBIs.

It’s a little hard getting good information out of the league, but Gattis has hit at least 17 homers for the season.