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Rosell Herrera of the Asheville Tourists

Rosell Herrera

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

Orlando Castro

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

Jorge Alfaro

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.

 

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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Chris Stratton of the Augusta GreenJackets

Chris Stratton

Pitcher Chris Stratton (22) of the Augusta GreenJackets warms up before a game against the Greenville Drive on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Stratton was a first-round pick by the San Francisco Giants in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He is also the No. 3 prospect for the Giants. Augusta won, 6-3. (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.

 

Joey Votto in 2004 with Class A Potomac

Joey Votto

24 August 2004: Joey Votto (22) of the Potomac Cannons, Class A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, taken at Pfitzner Stadium, Woodbridge, Virginia. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

MiLB.com posted photos of Joey Votto in several of his Minor League uniforms today, but they left out his uniform with the Class A Potomac Cannons. So here it is.

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)