I posted a cool new Mark McGwire card from a Panini USA Baseball set last night, so I am going to stick with that same theme this evening. I picked these three USA Baseball cards up awhile back, so this help clear a little bit of the backlog. First up.....
Lucas Sims is pitching in the Braves organization. I saw him pitch last summer for the Carolina Mudcats during my baseball tour and was really impressed. Not a really great outcome for the Mudcats considering they lost badly to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, but it was not really Sims fault that the team lost the game. He has a few other autographs out there, but I really liked the looks of this jersey/autograph combo from the Stars & Stripes product.
How many times has Chris Okey played for USA Baseball? I feel like I run into him every summer, or perhaps it's just the fact that I also see him when he plays for Clemson. Either way, I like Okey and enjoy watching him play. Is he a senior this year? I think so which means he will likely be drafted by a team that I watch locally. Okey appears frequently in games I watch now, I expect little will change once he is drafted.
and Thomas Echelman is here because I saw him pitch a few times over the years too. Not in the same games as Chris Okey. Okey goes to Clemson, Eshelman went to Cal-State Fullerton. Nevertheless, he always seemed to pitch every time I watched a USA Baseball game two summers ago. He is in the lower levels of the Astros Minor League system at the moment.