Monday, February 7, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Two packages were waiting for me when I got home today. It's been slow of late, mail wise, so this was a welcomed sight.

2010 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Chrome #BDPP60 Matt Lipka
The Braves top pick in the 2010 draft, Lipka was drafted as, and spent his first summer in pro ball as a shortstop-but his future might be in center field. What the Braves have in Lipka is a top of the order type of hitter, who was very good speed (he was a two-time all-state 4A wide receiver in high school), a quick bat with a line-drive stroke which may translate to average power, and a very good work ethic. Baseball America has Lipka, who will start the '11 season in Class A Rome, rated as the organization's second best position prospect, and number six overall for the Braves.

1968 Topps #518 7th Series Checklist
No, that isn't a young Jeff Francoeur, it's former third baseman Clete Boyer. I normally would not bother
picking up a checklist (unless I needed it for a set)-but the fact that it's a high numbered card with a Brave on it was the selling point.

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