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    Meet Atlanta’s New Shortstop

    By Kent Covington

    As you’ve probably heard by now, 22 year old rookie, Tyler Pastonicky, has been awarded the starting shortstop position in Atlanta.  He recently reported to Braves spring training camp after a trip to California to work out with follow Braves infielder, Jack Wilson, who is embracing his new role as mentor to the young shortstop.

    Here’s a brief look at his bio and minor league stats (from milb.com):













    Pastornicky was chosen by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 5th round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.  He was traded to Atlanta with SS Alex Gonzalez and LHP Tim Collins from Toronto for SS Yunel Escobar and LHP JoJo Reyes in 2010.

    His greatest asset is his speed. The video below will give you a good idea of how quick he is on the basepaths.



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