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In a system dominated by right-handed pitchers, left-handed hurler Sean Gilmartin turns heads.
The 2011 first-round pick has a knack for reminding scouts and managers alike of great pitchers of the past.
In November, Gilmartin's start at the Arizona Fall League inspired an American League scout of former Braves pitcher Steve Avery.
Former skipper Bobby Cox is making a different comparison.
"“He’s sneaky quick like Tommy (Glavine),” Cox told David O'Brien. “Sets you up, then boom, freeze ya….He’s well-advanced already."
That's high praise for the best left-handed pitcher in the Braves system, according to Baseball America.
Gilmartin readily uses his above-average changeup, as well as a knowledge from the other side of the plate.
At Florida State he doubled as an outfielder, hitting .383 in 30 games as a sophomore.
Of course, the Braves will keep the No. 28 selection in last year's amateur draft on the mound. Watch for his movement up the minors and into the Atlanta clubhouse Avery and Glavine called home.