Bethancourt, Terdo, Gilmartin on Bobby Cox’s “Futures Team”

VIERA, Fla. – Bobby Cox will have plenty of top prospects to choose from (and new nicknames to create in a hurry) when the former Braves skipper manages the “Futures Team” against the current Braves Tuesday night at Triple-A Gwinnett’s Coolray Field.

Cox’s team will feature several prospects who made strong impressions this year in major league camp, including catcher Christian Bethancourt, third baseman Joey Terdoslavich and left-handed starter Sean Gilmartin. Terdoslavich will begin the season at Gwinnett, while Bethancourt and Gilmartin will be at Double-A Mississippi.

Other notable prospects include outfielders Matt Lipka (high-A Lynchburg) and Todd Cunningham (Double-A Missisippi), catcher Evan Gattis (Lynchburg), third basemen Edward Salcedo (Lynchburg) and Brandon Drury (Class-A Rome), and Gwinnett right-handers J.J. Hoover and Jaye Chapman.

Others on the 25-man Futures roster include lefties Luis Avilan (MIS), Ryan Buchter (MIS), Matt Chaffee (LYN) and Ronan Pacheco (LYN); righties J.R. Graham (LYN), David Hale (MIS), Mark Lamm (MIS) and Gus Schlosser (LYN); infielders Nick Ahmed (LYN), William Beckwith (ROM), Phil Gosselin (MIS), Tommy La Stella (LYN) and Elmer Reyes (ROM); and outfielders Adam Milligan (MIS) and David Rohm (LYN).

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Biff Pocoroba

March 29th, 2012
8:15 pm

Has anyone heard if the baby born on the side of I285 today is going to be named Pascual?

Marty "Taco" Perez

March 29th, 2012
9:49 pm

Can’t WAIT to hear how WE once did this and WE once did that and had a name for them all and WE gave our opinions and then WE went to the Dairy Queen……you just KNOW it’s coming…..any minute now…wait for it….wait for it….

Tony from Stone Mountain

March 29th, 2012
10:01 pm

I’ll be cheering for Bobby and his Future Stars. I like the underdogs.

Doug from Charleston,Tn

March 29th, 2012
10:22 pm

Should be fun to watch our future Braves.We have an exciting future with what we have on the farm.


March 29th, 2012
10:52 pm

How is this game not on tv?

Lonnie Smith

March 30th, 2012
12:08 am

Now Biff, don’t con me…


March 30th, 2012
1:43 am

What did they tell these guys? “Ok boys, today you will get a lesson on how not to manage a baseball game” I guess it’s like when you show a child the symbol on a container that means “poison” and tell him never to mess with anything that bears that symbol. There can be no other justifiable reason for exposing any player who is felt to have true future major league ability to the stupidity that IS Bobby Cox


March 30th, 2012
6:33 am

Robert, get over it already, will ya? We know how you feel about Bobby Cox, let it go…it’ll be okay. Now, pull up your big boy pants and go play outstide and let the adults speak. I”m ready for the regulat season…can’t wait to see what this team does. The team is capable of having a great season and going into the post season…it’ll be fun to watch and see what happens!


March 30th, 2012
8:27 am

I’m sure Bobby will mismanage the pitchers as usual… Come on Terddy….


March 30th, 2012
9:09 am

Joe Cool

March 30th, 2012
9:29 am

Anyone know where to get tickets for this game? This should be a fun match up.

Chipper we miss u

March 30th, 2012
9:31 am

Try the Braves or GBraves websites!


March 30th, 2012
9:44 am

Since Leo Mazzone won fourteen division titles, what harm would it do to give him another chance. DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING, LET THE FANS KNOW YOU ARE STILL BREATHING.

urban redneck

March 30th, 2012
9:48 am

call the gwinnett braves ticket office. 678-277-0340. i got my tickets about a week ago for the futures game.

people are still griping about bobby? get with the times. gripe about fredi.

Mike in TX

March 30th, 2012
10:25 am

I hope Joey T realizes that this may be the year he gets to step on the field with the big boys and steps it up another notch.


March 30th, 2012
11:15 am

Robert, if you have even reached the lower tier of achievement in your own profession, let us hear about it… Bobby Cox will soon be in the BASEBALL HALL OF FAME, while you, I imagine, will be a candidate for the Armchair/Crybaby/ Blubberer/Girlie-boy HOF… what a total asswipe…


March 30th, 2012
11:19 am

Leo Mazzone won NOTHING… any coach with that staff would’ve looked good… Mazzone went straight to the bottom after he left theBraves… You idiots place way, way too much credit/blame on coaches and managers… Just another example of the lack of any understanding about the game of baseball… what a bunch of tools…


March 30th, 2012
11:29 am

Hi Dave -

Any likelihood we will see Terdo with the A-Braves this year if Chipper runs into more injury problems? Thanks

leastof theeast

March 30th, 2012
1:17 pm

imagine how good the team would be if the Braves drafted based on talent, not cost. the Braves paid only one draftee over slot in 2011, out of (app.) 35 signees. really discouraging .
forget the upside, let’s switch to mostly college guys who’ll have less leverage is their latest MO.
do you think that scouting directors Roy Clark and Kurt Kemp left for no reason ?

Herschel Talker

March 30th, 2012
2:46 pm

Frank Wren is a genius. He signed Livan Hernandez. Is it a bad sign when we’re signing guys that the Astros are releasing?


March 30th, 2012
3:06 pm

Braves just signed Livan Hernandez?!


March 30th, 2012
3:25 pm

Yep, relieve and spot start apparently.

Morris Code

March 30th, 2012
3:30 pm

He can also pinch hit. Kill two birds with one stone.


March 30th, 2012
3:35 pm

Robert: Sometimes people who say nothing are considered smart.

Homer the Brave

March 30th, 2012
3:39 pm

I would rather have Livan on our team than face him 5 or 6 times a year. We never beat him.

how about fragile pitchers?

March 30th, 2012
3:46 pm

Terdo to Nicky to Freddie……this is the Braves future?
can’t afford one year wonders at any position going forward.

i dunno

March 30th, 2012
3:48 pm

livian, livian likes his money…..

Bad News Braves

March 30th, 2012
3:50 pm

with that fat, he should get on base every time with a Hit By Pitch….
lean into it big boy….take one for the team

Chicos Bail Bonds

March 30th, 2012
3:54 pm

If we only had Kelly Leak.
Hey Buttermaker!


March 30th, 2012
4:06 pm

I guess it was just a coincident that during the fourteen year run none of the braves pitching staff broke down. After Leo left Glavine and Smoltz both broke down. Mazzone never got any credit because most idiot’s don’t understand what it takes to keep a pitching staff healthy.


March 30th, 2012
6:12 pm

“Mazzone never got any credit “……cowdogit, i’m just gonna cut you off right there. Mazzone got credit for anything and everything while he was in Atlanta.


March 31st, 2012
11:48 am



March 31st, 2012
1:53 pm

What is a coincident?


March 31st, 2012
1:56 pm

Leo was a part of a succesful TEAM effort.

That’s what gets it done.

FG couldn’t motivate a team of third graders to even leave the dugout…

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