Tallahassee, FL -- Spring training opens next month and Florida State will have it's presence felt in the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues. Former first round draft pick Sean Gilmartin has once again been invited to camp with the Braves.
"Just have to keep going out there and learning and doing my thing," says Gilmartin. "Keep throwing strikes and keep getting people out."
Gilmartin finished his first full year of minor league baseball last year, spending time in double and triple-A.
"It's always nice to get the recognition to move up through an organization through the system, but at the same time it's just a blessing to be in the position I've been in."
Fellow first round draft pick James Ramsey will play his first full season in the minors this year.
"The bases are still 90 feet away. The mound is still 60 feet six inches and it's the same game that you've played your whole life growing up," adds Ramsey. "Building that confidence is important to take with you. Just the next step for you."
Bryan Henry was promoted to triple-A with the Arizona Diamondbacks last year.
"You learn as you get older and you've been through it just to try and enjoy every minute of it," says Henry. "There's no telling how long it will last."
Barret Browning made his big league debut with the Cardinals last season.
"It was very exciting and I was fortunate to be successful for a while. Hopefully I go back and get some more this year."