Results tagged ‘ Rome Braves ’

Braves pitcher Touki Toussaint

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Starting pitcher Touki Toussaint (20) of the Rome Braves faces a batter in a game against the Greenville Drive on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images

“Ozzie” Albies is the 2015 Rome Braves Player of the Year

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Shortstop Ozhaino Albies (7) of the Rome Braves warms up before a game against the Greenville Drive on Monday, June 15, 2015, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville won, 9-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

The Atlanta #Braves have named INF Ozhanio “Ozzie” Albies the 2015 Rome Braves Player of the Year.

Teheran and Bethancourt together again

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Julio Teheran and Christian Bethancourt of the Rome Braves, Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, in a game against the Greenville Drive April 14, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Watching Julio Teheran and Christian Bethancourt on TV last night walking in from the bullpen before their first Major League start as battery mates reminded me of this photo that I took in 2010.

 

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.

 

Catcher Christian Bethancourt called up to Atlanta

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RHP Juilo Teheran, left, and catcher Christian Bethancourt, two of the Atlanta Braves’ top prospects, walk toward the bullpen before playing in a game against the Greenville Drive April 14, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Braves catching prospect Christian Bethancourt has been called up to Atlanta for September. It doesn’t seem like very long ago that he was in Greenville (above) catching Julio Teheran, who is now in the Atlanta rotation.

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Catcher Christian Bethancourt of the Atlanta Braves at Spring Training camp on March 13, 2009, at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

I first photographed him at Spring Training in 2009 (above), when he looked to be about 16 years old. Actually, I think he was 17 at the time.

Pitcher David Hale gets the call from Atlanta

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RHP David Hale (28) of the Rome Braves, Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, in a game against the Greenville Drive April 12, 2010, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Hale, a third-round 2009 draft pick, was making his Class A debut. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Atlanta farmhand David Hale has been added to the Braves’ expanded September roster.

Freddie Freeman in race for All-Star spot

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Infielder Freddie Freeman (16) of the Rome Braves, Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, prior to a game against the Greenville Drive on May 8, 2008, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Here’s one more vote for Freddie Freeman for the All-Star roster spot. #VoteFreddie This is my first photo of Freddie, back when he was with the Rome Braves in 2008.

Braves catcher Evan Gattis makes opening day roster

 

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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.

 

A look at the prospects in the Atlanta Braves’ trade

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RHP Zeke Spruill of the Atlanta Braves at Spring Training camp on March 14, 2009, at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

The Atlanta Braves acquired outfielder Justin Upton and third baseman Chris Johnson from the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday in a trade that sent veteran utility man Martin Prado and starting pitcher Randall Delgado to Arizona.

Also in the deal Arizona received three prospects from Atlanta: pitcher Zeke Spruill, shortstop Nick Ahmed and first baseman Brandon Drury.

Nick Ahmed

Infielder Nick Ahmed (22) of the Danville Braves, Appalachian League affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, prior to a game against the Johnson City Cardinals on August 19, 2011, at Howard Johnson Field in Johnson City, Tennessee. Ahmed was Atlanta’s second-round pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Danville defeated Johnson City, 5-4, in 16 innings. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Brandon Drury

Infielder Brandon Drury (2) of the Rome Braves, an Atlanta Braves affiliate, in a game against the Greenville Drive on May 6, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Drury is Atlanta’s No. 10 prospect, according to Baseball America. Greenville won, 11-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)