Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 3/11/12
FOXSportsSouth.com invites you to meet the Braves as we continue a month-long look at our team, player-by-player. We'll revisit 2011 and project what 2012 might look like. Tyler Pastornicky Position: SS Height: 5-11; Weight: 170 BatThrow: RR Hometown: Bradenton, Fla. Experience: Rookie 2011 in review: Pastornicky had his best offensive season as a professional, hitting a combined .314 at Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett with a .359 on-base percentage and 27 steals. He hit .365 in 104 at-bats at Gwinnett with an OPS of .821. Career highlight: He stole 57 bases and hit .331 while playing for Lansing and Dunedin in the Toronto organization in 2009. He was included in the deal that sent shortstop Yunel Escobar to Toronto for Alex Gonzalez in 2010. Outlook: Pastornicky has been handed the starting job at shortstop, and will attempt to replace Gonzalez, despite playing only 27 games in the Triple-A level. The Braves will be looking for strong defense and a few steals. A high batting average would be a bonus. You should know: He was in an Atlanta Braves uniform for the final game of 2011, but didnt see action in the season-ending loss to the Phillies. Monday: Robert Fish
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