IMG Academy baseball program alum, Tyler Pastornicky, continues to succeed while playing shortstop for the Double-A Mississippi Braves. Since his trade from the Toronto Blue Jays last summer, Pastornicky has made a huge impact for the Braves. The Braves Bleacher Report list Pastornicky as one of the top 5 hitting prospects in the Atlanta organization. Click link to see article.
For the past 61 games with Mississippi, Pastornickyis batting .303 with five home runs and 33 RBIs. Not only does he have a high batting average and RBI count, but his on-base percentage is currently at .351 and he is slugging .429. This news comes after a recent announcement of Pastornicky being chosen to participate in the Southern League All-Star game. The game will take place on June 21 in Jackson, TN.