Category Archives: Features

Drew Vettleson steps evenly to the rhythms of baseball

In the third inning of July 22’s match against the Dunedin Blue Jays, Marcus Knecht tagged from third base and extended a telepathic dare to Stone Crabs’ right fielder Drew Vettleson: “Catch me if you can”. Knecht just barely dove … Continue reading

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“I am a champion”: a look at Jake Hager’s unshakable poise

Jake Hager admits that he often feels older than his 20 years. His outward demeanor, noticeable immediately by the gentlemanly button-down he wore and the polite greeting he offered upon stepping into the restaurant, often stumps those he encounters, who … Continue reading

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The Midyear Report: Stone Crabs close out the first half 29-38

The Charlotte Stone Crabs finished the first half of the 2013 season with a 29-38 record (14-20 home, 15-18 away).  The team sits in fourth place in the FSL South Division, behind the leading Fort Myers Miracle by 16.5 games, … Continue reading

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A Brief Breakdown of Josh Sale

Outfielder Josh Sale was transferred from Extended Spring Training to the Stone Crabs on May 28 due to Alejandro Segovia’s placement on the DL (concussion). Sale was a first-round draft pick (17th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2010. … Continue reading

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A Look at Colome from FSL Website

Mike Lortz (Bus Leagues Baseball) wrote a special piece for MiLB on Alex Colome that was featured on the Florida State League website today. Mike sat down with Colome and interviewed him about the game, playing at Charlotte Sports Park … Continue reading

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Opening Day 2011

Opening Day is finally upon us as the Stone Crabs kick off their South Division Title defense. I am hoping to get to the game and have a gallery of pictures from opening day. If you can not make it … Continue reading

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Rays Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide Now Available for Download

Kevin Gengler at Rays Prospects has released his 2011 Prospect Guide. The guide features an in depth look at the Rays minor league system with detailed player profiles, projections and more. The 155 page guide is available to download for … Continue reading

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Inside the Clubhouse: Spring Training

With pro camp in session and minor league camp set to start on March 4, today’s segment of Inside the Clubhouse will feature a look at preparing for spring training. Tyler Bortnick will provide us with insight on preparing for … Continue reading

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Inside the Clubhouse: Meet Tyler Bortnick

Throughout the season, Claw Digest will be getting an inside look at life inside the Stone Crabs organization from infielder Tyler Bortnick in a segment titled “Inside the Clubhouse.” Periodically we will check in with him about various topics of … Continue reading

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In the Office with the Boss: Meet the Boss

Throughout the season, Claw Digest will be bringing you an inside look at the Stone Crabs organization both on the field and behind the scenes. The first of these features is “In the Office with the Boss”. This segment will … Continue reading

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