Terdoslavich Named to Futures Game Roster
Joey Terdoslavich was named to the 15th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Wednesday afternoon. The Sarosota, FL native will represent the United States , which features 11 former first round draft picks and eight supplemental first-round picks on the roster.
The former Long Beach State Dirtbag was drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 draft.
He has been on a steady climb since his arrival to the Braves organization, moving through the lower levels and arriving at Triple-A Gwinnett in 2012. After a slow start (.180/4HR/20RBI) with the G-Braves, the outfielder was sent down to Double-A Mississippi. He found his stroke with the M-Braves, hitting .315 (94-for-298) with five homers and 51 RBI.
He has carried over to the 2013 season, hitting .323 (96-for-297) with 18 homers and 57 RBI. His second go-around at the Triple- A level has been more successful, finding his comfort zone in the outfield and at the dish.
Terdoslavich will join seven current Atlanta Braves who have participated in the game. Jason Heyward (2009), Mike Minor (2010), Paul Maholm (2005), B.J. Upton (2004-2005) and Justin Upton (2007) have represented Team USA in the classic, while Ramiro Pena (Mexico-2008), Julio Teheran (Colombia-2010-2011) have represented Team World.
The game will be played June 14th at 2:00 PM (EDT) at Citi Field.