Results tagged ‘ Rome Braves ’

Pitcher David Hale gets the call from Atlanta

MiLB - Rome Braves

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

MiLB - Rome Braves

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

 

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.

 

A look at the prospects in the Atlanta Braves’ trade

MLB - Atlanta Braves

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)

Prospect Evan Gattis is Spring Training invitee

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Catcher Evan Gattis of the Rome Braves, Class A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, in 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. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Catcher turned slugging left field prospect Evan Gattis is among the 21 non-roster invitees the Braves will bring to Spring Training camp this February.

The Braves’ invitees include nine pitchers: Ryan Buchter, Yohan Flande, Sean Gilmartin, J.R. Graham, Dusty Hughes, Wirfin Obispo, Daniel Rodriguez, Gus Schlosser and Alex Wood.

Six catchers: Luis De La Cruz, Evan Gattis, Matt Kennelly, Matt Pagnozzi, Braeden Schlehuber and Jose Yepez. Three-infielders: Nick Ahmed, Blake DeWitt and Joe Leonard. Three-outfielders: Todd Cunningham, Joe Terdoslavich (formerly an infielder) and Jordan Parraz.

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.

Blake Swihart tries to break up double play

A sliding Blake Swihart (10) of the Greenville Drive takes out infielder Fernando De Los Santos (1) of the Rome Braves but can’t prevent a double play in the second inning of a game against the Greenville Drive on August 15, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Rome won, 6-1. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Chase Anselment of the Rome Braves

Chase Anselment of the Rome Braves in a game against the Greenville Drive on July 8, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Flying high to make the out at second

KC Clabough of the Rome Braves makes the putout on Garin Cecchini of the Greenville Drive in a game on July 8, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Rome’s KC Clabough turns a double play

Infielder KC Clabough (5) of the Rome Braves turns a double play putting out Henry Ramos (51) of the Greenville Drive on July 8, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Clabough was a 28th-round pick of the Atlanta Braves in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Greenville won, 12-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)