Freeman, six other Braves to play in Fall League

First baseman Freddie Freeman heads a group of six Braves prospects who’ll play in the Arizona Fall League, along with shortstop Tyler Pastornicky, outfielder Cory Harrichak and right-handed pitchers Michael Broadway, Brandon Beachy, Erik Cordier and Kyle Cofield.

They will play for the five-time defending AFL champion Phoenix Desert Dogs, managed by Don Mattingly. The 35-man Desert Dogs roster has players from five organizations: Braves, Yankees, Athletics, Dodgers and Marlins.

Jamie Dismuke, the Braves’ Triple-A Gwinnett hitting coach, will serve as hitting coach on Mattingly’s staff. The six-team AFL is comprised primarily of prospects from Double-A and Triple-A affiliates, with a limited number of Single-A players rounding out rosters.

This year’s announced AFL rosters include 30 former first-round draft picks.

Freeman, 20, is the Braves’ top-rated position player prospect. He hit .319 with 35 18 home runs and 87 RBIs in 127 games at Triple-A Gwinnett, and will join the major league club on Wednesday as a September call-up.

Freeman played in the Arizona Fall League in 2009 but was slowed by a hand injury and limited to 12 games.

The AFL season begins Oct. 12 and the league championship game is Nov. 20.

13 comments Add your comment

Poondaddy

August 31st, 2010
7:12 pm

woop dee doo!!!

Saint. Dawg>

August 31st, 2010
7:13 pm

FREEMAN Inter’l rookie of the year…!!!

Poondaddy

August 31st, 2010
7:13 pm

Who gives a …………

Saint. Dawg>

August 31st, 2010
7:18 pm

I think the last Brave to get that award was our very own ….. You gotit Chipper Jones and we all know how that worked out for the Braves since 1993…That is The AAA minoe leag. Rookie of the year…Welcome Freddie Freeman to the big show…

Saint. Dawg>

August 31st, 2010
7:19 pm

FIRST….You did’nt say Poon

masivatack

August 31st, 2010
10:02 pm

Wow, 3518 home runs! That’s got to be a record.

dawg fight

August 31st, 2010
10:06 pm

and only 87 rbis, wow.

Barry

August 31st, 2010
10:45 pm

Can’t wait to see Freeman. With the depth of this team, Bobby has some tough choices to make when it comes playoffs time.

masivatack

August 31st, 2010
11:02 pm

Holy jeezus, I was just looking at the box score for the Texas/KC game. Man they have a crap-ton of our AAAA players on their team. Brayan Pena, Gregor Blanco, Kali Ka’Hoosyadaddy, Wilson Betameet. No wonder they suck.

DC Brave

September 1st, 2010
9:34 am

DOB…you going to attend some games at the AFL this year?

wjones

September 1st, 2010
9:51 am

I counted seven players, not six.

jim

September 1st, 2010
10:03 am

Kali Ka — I don’t know the spelling either — was not the Brave farmhand. It was his brother.

David O'Brien

September 1st, 2010
10:08 am

DC Brave, I hope so. The AFL is a worthwhile trip, for sure.

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