A lot of us once had high hopes for Jake Stevens. Here's your Monday morning feel good story:
Ask Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson or a minor league staffer to name a sleeper in Twins spring training camp, and they might mention Stevens, a third-round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves in 2003 who quit the game during the 2007 season, only to realize that his soul remained in the game's grasp. [...]
During his baseball hiatus, Stevens enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University and took whatever job he could find. Between his temporary retirement and other winters, he's worked as a surveyor, courtesy van driver, car parts transporter, satellite TV salesman. He worked in marketing and gave private pitching lessons.
I say, the Twins sure are starting to collect former Braves pitchers. Still, this article is a nice read about one of our former players.