Results tagged ‘ Savannah Sand Gnats ’

Brandon Nimmo of the Savannah Sand Gnats

Savannah Sand Gnats vs Greenville Drive

Brandon Nimmo of the Savannah Sand Gnats in a game against the Greenville Drive on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Nimmo has been selected to play for the Southern Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game this Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.

 

Jayce Boyd of the Savannah Sand Gnats

Jayce Boyd

Infielder Jayce Boyd (15) of the Savannah Sand Gnats bats in a game against the Greenville Drive on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville won, 5-1. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Boyd has been selected to play for the Southern Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game this Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.

 

Kevin Plawecki of the Savannah Sand Gnats

Kevin Plawecki

 

Catcher Kevin Plawecki (26) of the Savannah Sand Gnats before a game against the Greenville Drive on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Plawecki is the No. 21 prospect of the New York Mets, according to Baseball America. Greenville won, 5-1. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Plawecki has been selected to play for the Southern Division in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game this Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.

A new goal but an old standby, too

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Every season I have a plan, a new goal, a new target. This year I’ve studied what sells, what sells often and what doesn’t sell much at all. Seems pretty simple, but this year I’m taking it more seriously.
My 2009 goal is to keep studying, and shoot as much of what sells as I can. But that doesn’t mean I won’t keep shooting what I like the most, even if it’s only popular with me.
This season, with this blog and Twitter (tpriddy) I have a captive audience for the photos I like, so taking my favorite photos so far this year has been a lot more fun. (Thanks to all for the comments.)
Photos are meant to be shared, and so I share this shot with you. This is the kind of candid stuff that I really enjoy the most. One year I got a Baseball America cover from a very similar shot, taken at almost the same spot in the same park.
So although I’m shooting more of the popular stuff — I haven’t given up hope for another one of these portraits on the cover . . .
Jefry Marte — only one “f” please — of the Savannah Sand Gnats is the No. 6 prospect of the New York Mets.
I caught the light just right to get this shot just before the start of the game.
April 30, 2009: Infielder Jefry Marte (12) of the Savannah Sand Gnats, and No. 6 prospect of the New York Mets, prior to a game at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com/Four Seam Images

Action plus prospect equals good combination

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It’s always nice when you happen to get some action and one of the principals happens to be a top prospect.
April 30, 2009: Shortstop and high Mets No. 2 prospect Wilmer Flores of the Savannah Sand Gnats makes the force at second to put out Michael Almanzar of the Greenville Drive in a game at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com

Eric Beaulac gets knocked out after 3.2 innings

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Eric Beaulac of the Savannah Sand Gnats didn’t have much trouble with the Greenville Drive this week — for the first three innings, that is.
He got knocked out in the fourth.
April 30, 2009: RHP Eric Beaulac (22) of the Savannah Sand Gnats, Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, in a game against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com

He’s just not gonna like this photo at all

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This is one of those photos that I know the player won’t like.
But I thought it was kind of amusing.
April 28, 2009: Catcher Kai Gronauer (10) of the Savannah Sand Gnats, Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, in a game against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com

Deviating from my normal pattern just a bit

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When I go to a ball game I generally photograph players and not plays. But you already know that, just by reading this blog. Stock photos of players is my specialty.
But occasionally, when I’ve gotten what I need of the players and have some time to spare, I love just fooling around and seeing what sort of action I can find.
The light generally goes bad about the fourth inning this time of year, so I have to work fast, but this is a little of what I got just having fun tonight.
April 30, 2009: Catcher Jean Luc Blaquiere of the Savannah Sand Gnats drops the ball, allowing Mitch Dening of the Greenville Drive to score in a game at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com and Four Seam Images   

Wilmer Flores is the Mets’ No. 2 prospect

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Infielder Wilmer Flores, 17, is the New York Mets’ No. 2 prospect. He is in Greenville this week to play a series against the Drive.
He’ll probably be in the majors in 2012, If you come out this week, maybe your memory will be good enough to remember seeing him here.
He’s so young he still has braces.
April 28, 2009: Infielder Wilmer Flores (4) of the Savannah Sand Gnats prior to a game against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Flores is the No. 2 prospect of the New York Mets. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com

Sand Gnats starting pitcher Jeff Kaplan

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I don’t know any more about pitcher Jeff Kaplan of the Savannah Sand Gnats, who pitched Tuesday night in Greenville except what’s on the roster: 23 years old, drafted in the 11th round last year.
I just happen to like this photo.
April 28, 2009: RHP Jeff Kaplan (28) of the Savannah Sand Gnats, Class A affiliate of the New York Mets, in a game against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, S.C. Photo by: Tom Priddy/MiLB.com