Soroka, Allard, Toussaint, and Fried are all former first round MLB Draft picks. Rome native Stephen Gaylor has played high school (Rome), college (Berry), and professional level baseball in his hometown of Rome. Austin Riley had a breakout offensive season in 2016, while seventh round pick Weigel impressed on the mound.
The annual Hot Stove Gathering is set for Saturday, January 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Forum Civic Center in downtown Rome, Georgia. The gathering will include appetizers, an autograph session and a question and answer opportunity for fans. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event.
The Hot Stove will be followed by a Championship Celebration Concert, also set for the Forum with country music star Colt Ford. Doors to the concert will open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show with VIP tickets available at $50.