Category: ‘MLB Draft’

Braves Select Kyle Wright, Drew Waters in Draft
June 12th, 2017 at 8:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** ATLANTA รข?? The Atlanta Braves added another big time arm to their stable on Monday, selecting Vanderbilt right-hander Kyle Wright with the No. 5 overall pick in the first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. Wright, 21, is a 6-foot-4, 200-pounder out of Huntsville, Ala. He was a...

Braves news and links: Did Atlanta get it wrong with Kurt Suzuki?
February 2nd, 2017 at 8:54 AM
***PHOTO1*** Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images Braves News An interview with Braves prospect Kolby Allard Grant McCauley catches up with 2015 first round pick Kolby Allard where he discusses his successful 2016 campaign and how he hopes it is a springboard for 2017 and beyond. ...

Understanding the Rule 5 Draft and What It Means to Major League Baseball
November 26th, 2013 at 5:28 PM
Every December at Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings, the Rule 5 draft takes place, allowing teams to select players who are not protected by their current clubs. Successful acquisitions in prior years include Roberto Clemente, Josh Hamilton and Dan Uggla among many others. The draft, which began over a half century...

Atlanta Braves Pick Pitcher Jason Hursh with First Pick in 2013 Draft
June 6th, 2013 at 10:35 PM
The Atlanta Braves selected right-handed pitcher Jason Hursh, from Oklahoma State University, with their first pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. He was the 31st pick overall and the first pick of the compensatory round. ***VIDEO1*** Hursh is known for having a power arm with a fastball that averages in the mid-90s but...

Atlanta Braves Take Lucas Sims with First Round Pick
June 4th, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Imagine that. The Atlanta Braves drafted another pitcher in the first round of the 2012 First Year Player Draft. The Bravos selected right-handed pitcher Lucas Sims from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga., with the 21st overall pick in the first round. Sims, yet another homegrown Georgia boy, stands 6 feet 1...