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Danville Braves
Founded in 1993
Danville, Virginia
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Team Logo
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Cap Insignia
Class-level
  • Rookie
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
  • Danville Braves
Ballpark
Minor league titles
League titles 2006, 2009
Division titles 2009
Owner(s)/Operated by: Liberty Media
Manager: Paul Runge
General Manager: David Cross

The Danville Braves are a minor league baseball team in Danville, Virginia, USA. They are an Advanced Rookie-level team in the Appalachian League and have been a farm team of the Atlanta Braves since 1993. The Braves play home games at American Legion Post 325 Field. Opened in 1993, Legion Field seats 2,588 fans.

On September 3, 2006, Danville won their first ever Appalachian League championship, defeating the Elizabethton Twins 2 games to 1, in a best of three series.

On September 3, 2009, Danville won their second Appalachian League championship, again defeating the Elizabethton Twins, this time two games to zero.

The Danville Braves mascot is a large, green bird named Blooper.

The Braves' previous Appalachian League Affiliate was in Pulaski, VA. The team left Pulaski to move to Danville and started the 1993 season there.

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2006 Draft Picks

The 25 man roster of the 2007 Danville Braves team includes TEN players (six pitchers, three Infielders, and one outfielder) who were selected by the Atlanta Braves in Major League Baseball's 2006 (Rookie) Draft. Included on the team are three out of the first four players drafted in the 2006 Atlanta Braves Draft.

The Braves 2006 number two draft pick, right-handed pitcher Cory T Rasmus, has been assigned to the Gulf Coast Braves (Rookie League) for his second consecutive season.

The 2006 Braves draft selections playing for the 2007 Danville Braves are:

Round Pick Name Position
1 1 Cody Johnson Outfielder (OF)
1 3 Steven M. Evarts Left Handed Pitcher (LHP)
2 1 Jeff Locke Left Handed Pitcher (LHP)
3 Chad Rodgers Left Handed Pitcher (LHP)
7 Adam Coe Third Baseman (3B)
8 Casey Beck Right Handed Pitcher (RHP)
11 Michael B. Mehlich Right Handed Pitcher (RHP)
12 Joshua F. Morris First Baseman (1B)
15 Stephen K. Shults Third Baseman (3B)
22 Cole Rohrbough Left Handed Pitcher (LHP)

Notable players

Notable players who have played for Danville include:

Roster

Danville Braves roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • -- Jaye Chapman
  • -- Deunte Heah
  • 47 Derick Himpsl
  • 30 Steven Kent
  • 26 Cody Railsback
  • 40 Rico Reid
  • 28 Junior Rojas
  • 27 Julio Teheran
Catchers
  • -- Chris Anderson
  •  4 Ray Redden

Infielders

  • 39 Alberto Odreman
  • 26 Chris Curley
  • 19 Jordan Kreke
  • 11 Matt Weaver
  • 1 Mycal Jones
  • 40 Riaan Spanjer-Furstenburg
  • -- Robert Brooks
  • 5 Travis Adair

Outfielders

  •  9 Kuyaunnis Miles
  • 11 Camilo Parra
  •  5 Will White
Manager

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On Atlanta Braves 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-06-18
Transactions

External links

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