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See how many future major leaguers you can spot in these photos from my minor league archives.† These are not the greatest quality of photos but the winner who figures out who is who will get a highly coveted, limited edition photo of Pedro Florimon Jr.† Runner-up prizes are a photo of Eric Fryer and one of my cats because it's Christmas!†


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats celebrate a victory in Binghamton over the Mets affiliate.† Spot the future big leaguer in the crowd.

He was in the bigs before but returned for good not too long after a stint with the Syracuse Chiefs.† Bonus Batter's Box points if you can identify the umpire in the background.

The Jacksonville Suns sporting bright gold uniforms for Jimmy Buffett Night.† There are three future big leaguers here among these "sharp-dressed" men and proof will be provided.

This Dunedin Blue Jay has had a brief cup of coffee in the bigs and his brother was a fairly recent first round pick.

The tattoos should give this one away.

This should be a slam dunk.

This piss-poor shot is actually from a summer collegiate game in the Northwoods League in 2007 in the state of Wisconsin but there is a future big leaguer here and I will provide proof when I reveal the answers.

Contest closes Saturday, December 15, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.† No purchase necessary.† Limit one prize per person per household.† Prizes must be accepted as is.† No substitutions.†

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I think that covers it.
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Original Ryan - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 12:57 AM EST (#248577) #
It looks like Shaun Marcum is in the background in the first one. The second one is definitely Scott Downs. Ryan Roberts appears to be the tattoed Dunedin Blue Jay, and Aaron Hill was in need of a haircut when he was making his way through the minors. I'm drawing a total blank on #35 pitching for Dunedin.
Mick Doherty - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 01:05 AM EST (#248578) #

SO, then .... it appears that it's perfectly acceptable, in this case, to bend, spindle or fold this product?

budgell - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 08:03 AM EST (#248588) #
  • May cause the condition known as hot dog fingers
Anders - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 11:15 AM EST (#248593) #
Well that's Scott Downs in the second picture.
ogator - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 12:13 PM EST (#248600) #
Might that be Kelly Gruber blowing a bubble in the first picture?
vonwafer234 - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 12:59 PM EST (#248607) #
In the 6th picture, that's Jeremy Accardo swinging the bat with Ricky Romero down on his knees. Also in the 3rd photo, the person to the very left is Carlos Villanueva and the guy 4th to the left in the same photo is Shane Victorino.
Thomas - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 01:08 PM EST (#248610) #
Is that Shane Victorino in the Jacksonville Suns photo? It would have to have been taken a while ago, but in my mind he has a strong resemblance to the player talking to another, facing the camera.
Thomas - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 01:12 PM EST (#248612) #
I didn't see the post above mine when making my above post.....
D. King - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 03:53 PM EST (#248622) #

I'll go with Casey Janssen in the first picture.

Mylegacy - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 04:07 PM EST (#248624) #
Do the disclaimers (which I might add I found helpful) imply that this post is in fact affiliated with the "Canadian Red Cross" as it specifically excludes the "American Red Cross." Things like this often keep me up at nights.

Not to mention the illusive search for the Higgs Bosen particle. No wonder I so enjoy the mysteries of single malt.
Mick Doherty - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 05:06 PM EST (#248628) #
Mylegacy, dude, it's posts like that which make me wish our site had a "Like" button on individual comments!
Dewey - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 05:10 PM EST (#248629) #
The white haired chap in the front row of the stands in the fifth picture is Harold (Harry) Shuster,  and seated next to him is his lovely wife Meredith.  Donít recognize the fellow in the USA tee shirt.
Sano - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 06:19 PM EST (#248637) #
The tattooed guy is Justin Miller no? That's the only guy that comes to mind with that type of tattoo and that build.
Thomas - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 07:18 PM EST (#248642) #
As mentioned in the first post, the tattooed player is Ryan Roberts.
#2JBrumfield - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 08:01 PM EST (#248647) #
Some of you have got to step up your game here! Don't you all realize that a picture of Pedro Florimon Junior is at stake. This prized collectible runs a close second to the Honus Wagner T206 card.;D

Some of the guesses are bang on, folks - keep trying!
Mylegacy - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 08:48 PM EST (#248650) #
#2JB - this prized picture - is it a 4" X 8" or a 10" X 12"? Glossy or matte? The suspense is more than a grown man can stand!
#2JBrumfield - Tuesday, December 13 2011 @ 10:20 PM EST (#248656) #
The photo is 4272 x 2878 pixels at its largest but I can crop it to a more manageable size when I e-mail the winners.
eungar - Wednesday, December 14 2011 @ 03:13 PM EST (#248716) #
in the 1rst picture back of the line holding the black glove in his right hand im going to go with jesse litsch. final answer.
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