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2011 Florida State League preview

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Charlotte Stone Crabs

(Rays affiliate)

Address: Charlotte Sports Park; 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. From Tampa/St. Petersburg take Interstate 75 South, get off at Exit 179 toward North Port/Port Charlotte and turn right onto Toledo Blade Boulevard, turn right onto El Jobean Road and Charlotte Sports Park will be on the left

Tickets: $6-$10 in advance, $7-$11 day of game at box office, or (941) 206-3511

Next home game: Opener is 6:30 tonight against Brevard County.

Notables: RHP Alexander Colome, ranked by Baseball America as the Rays' No. 9 prospect), moves up from Bowling Green. SS Hak Ju-Lee came over in the trade for Matt Garza and was the Cubs' No. 4 prospect last year. He is still recovering from the chicken pox and is on the seven-day disabled list.

Clearwater Threshers

(Phillies affiliate)

Address: Bright House Field; 601 N Old Coachman Road, near the intersection of Drew Street and U.S. 19

Tickets: $5-$9; at box office, or (727) 467-4457.

Next home game: Home opener 6:30 p.m. Friday against Dunedin.

Notables: The team has six of the organization's top 10 prospects according to Baseball America. The top player is 1B/LF Jonathan Singleton, the No. 2 prospect behind former Pasco High star Domonic Brown (now on the DL with the Phillies).

Dunedin Blue Jays

(Blue Jays affiliate)

Address: Florida Auto Exchange Stadium; 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin

Tickets: $6 general admission at box office, or (727) 733-9302

Next home game: Home opener is 7 tonight against Clearwater.

Notables: Two former first-round picks, 2B Justin Jackson and 3B Kevin Ahrens, are back with the team. Toronto RHP Brandon Morrow is making a rehabilitation start in tonight's game.

Tampa Yankees

(Yankees affiliate)

Address: Steinbrenner Field; 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa (across from Raymond James Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway)

Tickets: $4-$6; seniors, military and children under 12 $3 to $5; call (813) 875-7753

Next home game: Home opener is 7 p.m. Friday against Lakeland.

Notables: The Yankees have won the Florida State League championship the past two seasons. Former major-league pitcher Mark Prior was sent down to Class A as he tries to make a comeback.

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer

2011 Florida State League preview 04/06/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 5:25pm]
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