Atlanta Braves Purchase Contract of Felix Pie, Assign to Triple-A Gwinnett
The Atlanta Braves have purchased the contract of former top prospect Felix Pie from the Atlantic League Camden Riversharks of the Independent League. The speedy outfielder was signed originally by the Chicago Cubs in 2001 as an amateur free agent. He spent seven years in the Chicago Cubs organization with a little time at the Major League level as well. However, he never caught on for very long in Chicago and moved over to Baltimore in 2009.
In his second season with the Orioles in 2010, the lefty batted .274 with five home runs, 31 RBI, 39 runs scored and 79 total hits including 25 extra-base hits. Pie played three seasons in total with Baltimore before exiting Major League baseball for Independent ball.
This season while playing 13 games for Camden of the Atlantic League, Pie batted .360 including 12 runs scored, 18 hits, three home runs and 12 RBI in 50 at-bats.
Pie was once a top prospect in all of baseball while a part of the Chicago Cubs organization. In 2003, he was rated the No. 72 overall prospect in baseball according to Baseball America. He resided in the Top 100 prospects in baseball for five straight years (’03-’07) with the highest ranking he registered at the No. 27 spot in 2006 before fading off the list for good following his 2007 campaign. Felix Pie is currently 27 years old with plenty of room to grow in the system.
By: Tony Piraro