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Tyler Pastornicky, Mississippi Braves: Atlanta Braves Prospect Of The Day

There weren't too many big performances out of the Braves' farm system on Sunday, but 21-year old shortstop Tyler Pastornicky continued his strong 2011 campaign with yet another solid effort. 

Pastornicky, who came over to Atlanta in the Yunel Escobar-Alex Gonzalez trade of last season, projects to be a capable shortstop at the Major League level and he has hit well in Double-A Mississippi for the Braves. He went 2-for-4 with two walks on Sunday which improved his current stat line to .303/.351/.429, and he also stole his 14th base of the season.

While those numbers may not blow you away, keep in mind that Pastornicky is still considered young for the league and has improved his approach dramatically both at the plate and in the field over the course of the last few years. At the least he projects to be a solid utility man at the next level, and if he's able to continue improving as he works his way through the Minor League system, he could potentially land a starting shortstop gig for a Major League team a team one day.

Be sure to check out previous prospects of the day and stay tuned to SB Nation Atlanta for further Atlanta Braves coverage.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.