Edward Salcedo, Julio Teheran and Christian Bethancourt are among 26 Atlanta prospects who are making themselves at home in the Atlanta clubhouse this week during the club’s first-ever rookie development program.
It will begin today and run through Friday.
Each of the minor leaguers will stay in the same hotel they would inhabit if they were called to the majors in the middle of the season.
They will meet at Turner Field every morning to begin a variety of activities.
“We want to introduce them to some of the things that they will see once they get to the majors,” Braves general manager Frank Wren said.
“This is something we’ve talked about for a few years. We’re really excited to see how it works.”
With minor league field coordinator Dave Trembley leading the proceedings, the prospects will have the opportunity to participate in some baseball-related activities during the morning hours.
They will be educated by a variety of speakers and participate in some community activities during the afternoon and evening hours.
Among those expected to speak to the players is a public relations expert and a sports psychologist. A handful of Atlanta players will also talk to the prospects.
Teheran, Salcedo, Randall Delgado, Bethancourt, Matt Lipka, Arodys Vizcaino and Tyler Pastornicky are among the most recognizable prospects who have been invited to participate.
Along with Teheran, Salcedo, Delgado, Bethancourt and Vizcaino all played in Rome are considered among the top prospects in the Atlanta farm system.