Terdoslavich, Bethancourt Named To Futures Game

Braves Minor League Report: Thursday

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - by MLB.com
ATLANTA -- After going 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the 2012 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game, Braves catching prospect Christian Bethancourt will get a rare second chance to make a first impression among the game's up-and-coming young stars.

Bethancourt and outfielder Joey Terdoslavich will represent the Braves organization at this year's Futures Game, which will take place July 14. Bethancourt, a 21-year-old Panama native signed by the Braves in 2008, will be making his second consecutive appearance behind the plate for the World Team, while Terdoslavich, Atlanta's sixth-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, will represent the U.
S. Team as a first baseman, even though he has played outfield almost exclusively this season.

Through 43 games with Double-A Mississippi this year, Bethancourt is on pace to improve upon his numbers at the plate from his first season in Pearl in 2012. Bethancourt is hitting .257 with three home runs and 17 RBIs through 43 games this year, but it is his defensive acumen and strong arm that have keyed his rapid rise to becoming the Braves' No. 2 prospect.

After being demoted to Double-A amid an offensive slump in early June 2012 and struggling at first and third base all year, Terdoslavich has returned to Triple-A Gwinnett this year with a flourish, hitting .324 and posting a .948 OPS while making the defensive transition to the corner outfield positions. The organization's No. 14 prospect had 17 home runs through Monday's action, which are second only to teammate Ernesto Mejia in the International League, and Terdoslavich's 56 RBIs are the fourth most in the league.

The 15th annual Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game takes place at 2 p.m. ET on All-Star Sunday at Citi Field in New York and can be seen live on MLB.com, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday.

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The turnover of the Rome outfield was completed Thursday. Team home run and RBI leader Josh Elander was finally promoted to Lynchburg, but struggling center fielder s Blake Brown was set back to Danville. In his place, after barelly a week in Danville, is 2013 draft pick Kyle Wren. In five games at Danville, Wren hit .409 with nine hits (three doubles, one triple) and six runs scored. Brown hit only .203 in 57 games for Rome, striking out 72 times but with seven stolen bases.

THURSDAY'S GAMES

CLASS AAA

Gwinnett (36-45) 7, Buffalo 5

WP: Bisenius (2-0) 6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
Mejia 1-3, HR (19th), RBI; Carrithers 1-4, HR (2nd) 2 RBI; Nunez 2-4, HR (2nd), RBI; Terdoslavich 2-3, 2 R (.326); Gartrell 2-4, 2 RBI; Cunningham 2-5, RF, 2 SB.

CLASS AA

Mississippi (43-36) 3, Pensacola 2

WP: Schlosser (6-2) 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K. Lamm (Save, 10) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 K.
Martinez 1-4, HR (4th), RBI (.300); Marrero 1-4, 2B, R, RBI; Schlehuber 2-4.

ADVANCED CLASS A

Wilmington 4, Lynchburg (38-38) 1

LP: Miller (5-5) 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K.
Rohm 1-4, R; Hefflinger 1-4.|

CLASS A

Savannah 10, Rome (38-39) 3

SP: W. Perez 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K.. LP: B. Garcia 1 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.
Wren (promoted) 2-3, 2 2B, R, 2 BB; Luna 1-4, RBI; Heffley 1-4, RBI; Annselment 1-3, r.

SHORT-SEASON

GCL Braves Tigers @ GCL Braves (1-3), ppd.


Pulaski 8, Danville (3-4) 2

LP: M. Flores (0-1) 3 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
Lien 2-3, HR (1st), 2 RBI; Sanchez 1-3, 2B..

DSL Braves (9-13) @ DSL Tigers, 10:30


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