Charlie Blackmon

Blackmon was drafted by the Rockies after an outstanding career at Georgia Tech. He was called up in the summer of 2011 and has produced when given the chance. The Rockies have solid depth in their OF, however, which has made it difficult for him to get time in the big leagues. If the team suffers an injury this season, he will get called up.

Tyler Greene

Tyler Greene was drafted in the second round by the Atlanta Braves out of high school, but chose to go to Georgia Tech instead. After his career at Tech, he was drafted in the first round by the St. Louis Cardinals. Greene didn’t produce at the level the Cardinals hoped for, so they traded him to the Astros last season. he was eventually released by the Astros and recently signed a minor league contract with the White Sox. He hasn’t received consistent playing time in the majors and still has a ton of talent. If he can get to the majors for the White Sox, he can make some plays and impress them.

Mike Nickeas

Nickeas was drafted by the Rangers in 2004 and was eventually traded to the Mets in 2006. He has spent most of his time in the minor leagues and has been unable to stick on the major league roster. Last offseason he was traded to the Blue Jays as part of the R.A. Dickey trade, and is now in their minor league system.

Mark Teixeira

Teixeira was drafted by the Rangers in 2001 and played four season with them in the majors. He was traded in 2007 to the Braves and played a season and a half with them before getting traded to the Angels. The next offseason he signed with the Yankees and still currently plays for the,. So far in his career he has 2 All Star appearances, 5 Gold Glove Awards, 3 Silver Slugger Awards, 338 HRs, and a World Series ring with the Yankees. He has had a very successful career and has a few big years left in him if he can stay healthy.

Matt Wieters

The Orioles drafted Wieters with the 4th pick in the draft in 2007 and he made it to the majors by 2009. Since then he has become one of the best hitting catchers in baseball, gone to two All-Star games and won two Gold Gloves. He was a major part of the Orioles’ revival last season and should continue to keep them relevant as long as he stays in Baltimore.

Blake Wood

Wood was drafted in 2006 by the Kansas City Royals, but didn’t see major league action until 2010. Last year he suffered an elbow injury, which eventually caused him to get Tommy John Surgery. He was released by the Royals, but was claimed off waivers by the Indians and is currently on the 60 day DL.

All general information(draft info, awards) was found on Wikipedia.


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