News 12, Jan. 12, 2007
Augusta, GA – This spring, three GreenJackets from the 2007 roster will be heading to a different kind of baseball camp. Infielders Brian Bocock and Emmanuel Burriss along with outfielder Mike McBryde are all heading to Major League Spring Training. The three are part of a group of 15 non-roster invitees the Giants have asked to participate in MLB Spring Training.
All three players spent time with the GreenJackets in 2007 with McBryde being the only one to have spent the entire season with Augusta. Bocock began the season with Augusta before being promoted to High-A San Jose while Burriss started at San Jose then was moved to Augusta.
Bocock played in 39 games for Augusta and batted .292 with a home run and 20 RBIs. The shortstop left his mark in Augusta though by stealing 26 bases over his 39 games played and at one point led all of Minor League Baseball before his promotion. Among his highlights include four stolen bases in one night on April 24th. He was recognized as one of the top young talents in the Giants organization when he was selected to play in the MLB Futures Game at At&T Park in San Francisco.