I’ve found another great reason to visit Charleston. Besides my wife’s cousin and his wife — who are the best kind of people and are diehard Clemson folks, I may get a chance to see Andrew Brackman play in the minor leagues:
Six of the New York Yankee’s top 30 prospects, according to Baseball America, will be a part of the Charleston RiverDogs 2009 opening-day roster, the 26-time World Champion New York Yankees announced Monday.
Towering righty Andrew Brackman, rated No. 3 in the Yankees farm system by the publication and left-hander Manny Banuelos highlight the young prospects for the 2009 season in Charleston.
I’m sure Brackman will get plenty of road starts through his stay in the Class A league, which means there’s a very good chance he will be throwing in a ballpark near you if you are a resident of Georgia or North or South Carolina. Here’s the current South Atlantic League Standings:
I personally wouldn’t mind catching Brackman in Rome, Georgia — that’s where I played my prep school ball and had a little personal success.