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LHP Brian Johnson of the Greenville Drive

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Pitcher Brian Johnson (28) of the Greenville Drive pitches in his debut against the Charleston RiverDogs on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Johnson was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st Round (31st overall) in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Florida. Charleston won, 5-0. Johnson is the No. 15 prospect for the Boston Red Sox, according to Baseball America. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

There is only one member of the 2013 Greenville Drive represented in the 2013 Topps Heritage Minor League card set, released yesterday. Thank goodness at least they used my photo . . .

Former Drive 3B Garin Cecchini on Futures roster

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Third baseman Garin Cecchini (17) of the Greenville Drive in a game against the Charleston RiverDogs on June 2, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville won, 10-4. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Former Greenville Drive third baseman Garin Cecchini, now playing in Class AA, has been named to the U.S. team for Sunday’s Futures Game in New York. The Futures Game provides a national TV spotlight for some of baseball’s top Minor League prospects.

Cecchini was named to replace Joey Gallo, who will be unable to play due to injury. He joins fellow former Drive player Anthony Ranaudo on the U.S. team; Xander Bogaerts will be playing for the world team.

Randolph Oduber of the Potomac Nationals

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Randolph Oduber of the Potomac Nationals runs out a grounder in a game against the Carolina Mudcats as the sun goes down on Friday, June 21, 2013, at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia. Potomac won, 5-1. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Challenging light can really keep you on your toes. My toes were aching after this game recently in Woodbridge, Va.

 

Brandon Nimmo of the Savannah Sand Gnats

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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.

 

Jesus Galindo of the Augusta GreenJackets

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Outfielder Jesus Galindo (33) of the Augusta GreenJackets in a game against the Greenville Drive on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Augusta won, 6-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Galindo 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.

 

Matthew Duffy of the Augusta GreenJackets

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Infielder Matthew Duffy (2) of the Augusta GreenJackets before a game against the Greenville Drive on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Duffy 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.

Rosell Herrera of the Asheville Tourists

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Infielder Rosell Herrera (7) of the Asheville Tourists bats in a game against the Greenville Drive on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Asheville won, 9-8. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Herrera 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.

 

 

Orlando Castro of the West Virginia Power

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Pitcher Orlando Castro (22) of the West Virginia Power in a game against the Greenville Drive on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. West Virginia won, 8-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

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

 

Outfielder Lewis Brinson of the Hickory Crawdads

Lewis Brinson

Outfielder Lewis Brinson (27) of the Hickory Crawdads bats in a game against the Greenville Drive on Friday, June 7, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Brinson is the No. 12 prospect of the Texas Rangers, according to Baseball America and was a first-round pick (29th overall) in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. Greenville won the resumption of this May 22 suspended game, 17-8. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

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

 

Catcher Jorge Alfaro of the Hickory Crawdads

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Catcher Jorge Alfaro (11) of the Hickory Crawdads in a game against the Greenville Drive on April 9, 2012, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Alfaro is the Texas Rangers’ No. 7 prospect, according to Baseball America. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

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