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Florida State League: Top Prospects Shine On Opening Night

The 2017 Florida State League minor league season began on Thursday night with all 12 teams on tap, and it marked the beginning of another exciting Class-A Advanced baseball season.

The Jupiter Hammerheads, Palm Beach Cardinals, Daytona Tortugas, Clearwater Threshers, Lakeland Flying Tigers and the defending champs, the Bradenton Marauders all came out on top with a victory, while the Fort Myers Miracle, St. Lucie Mets, Charlotte Stone Crabs, Florida Fire Frogs, Dunedin Blue Jays, and Tampa Yankees all dropped their first game.

While it was just game one, some of baseball’s Top Prospects didn’t waste any time, shining brightly on opening night.

Clearwater Threshers
#29 Jose Pujols – 1 for 3, Double, 2 RBI’s

Dunedin Blue Jays
#22 Danny Jansen – 3 for 4

Fort Myers Miracle
#26 Lachlan Wells – 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
#27 Randy Rosario – 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Jupiter Hammerheads
#8 Stone Garrett – 2 for 4, R, 3 RBI
#14 Cody Poteet – (W,1-0), 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

St. Lucie Mets
#27 Patrick Mazeika – 2 for 3, R, HR, RBI

There is still more exciting baseball to be played, and with roughly 75 Top Prospects in the league, the season is gearing up to be a very competitive year.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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