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Atlanta Braves 2012 Draftees Named Minor Leaguers of the Year

October 1st, 2013 at 8:00 AM
By Andrew Auman

Many people may not have heard of Josh Elander or Lucas Sims yet, save those who follow the Atlanta Braves farm system closer than your average fan. For those of you who have, it will come as no surprise that Elander and Sims were named Minor Leaguers of the Year.

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Sims was drafted in the 1st round of the 2012 draft by the Braves organization, while Elander was selected in the 6th round of the same draft. They were both honored at Turner Field before the Braves' Saturday night loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The career of the 6'11" right hander Sims in the Braves organization has led him to 2.86 ERA with the Danville Braves and the Rome Braves, with a career record of 14-8.

The right-handed outfielder Elander has had equally strong numbers, with a career .286 BA and a respectable .823 OPS. Both Elander and Sims are considered top 5 prospects within the Braves farm system.

Remember these names, as they could become big time pieces with the Atlanta Braves' at the major league level in the future of the organization.


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