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Braves Conclude Final Day Of The 2018 First-Year Player Draft
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Braves Conclude Final Day Of The 2018 First-Year Player Draft

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves today concluded the final 30 rounds of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. After drafting eight college players with their first nine selections, the club used 26 of their 30 day-three picks on players from the collegiate ranks, including 14 pitchers. In all, the club drafted 39 players, including four from the state of Georgia.

The Braves selected 22 pitchers (five left-handers, 17 right-handers), four outfielders, four catchers, and nine infielders. Nine of their college selections were seniors, while one was a draft-eligible sophomore and five were from the junior college ranks.

After selecting RHP Carter Stewart from Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Fla., with their first choice, the Braves used 34 of their next 35 picks on collegiate players. Atlanta chose RHP Victor Vodnik from Rialto High School in Rialto, Calif., in the 14th round, before taking three high schoolers with their final three picks. The Braves’ final selection of the day was C Micky Mangan from Pinecrest Academy in Cumming, Ga. Mangan, son of Braves Field Director Ed Mangan, hit .322 with a .450 on-base percentage for the Paladins this season.

The complete list of Braves draft choices is below.

 

Name (round, selection #)       POS        HT         WT        B-T        DOB        School                                          Class       Hometown

Stewart, Carter (1, 8)                RHP         6’6         200        R/R        11/02/99   Eau Gallie HS (FL)                      HS           Melbourne, FL

Jenista, Greyson (2, 49)           OF           6’4         210        L/R        12/07/96   Wichita State U                            JR            Eudora, KS

Beck, Tristan (4, 112)              RHP         6’4         190        R/R        06/24/96   Stanford                                       JR            Corona, CA

Riley, Trey (5, 142)                 RHP         6’2         200        R/R        04/21/98   John A Logan College                  J2             Edwardsville, IL

Moritz, Andrew (6, 172)          CF            5’11       180        L/R        12/22/96   UNC Greensboro                         JR            Charlotte, NC

Wilson, Brooks (7, 202)          RHP         6’2         205        L/R        03/15/96   Stetson                                         SR            Lakeland, FL

Graffanino, AJ (8, 232)           SS            6’2         170        S/R         07/16/97   U of Washington                          JR            Wilmington, DE

Shetter, Ryan (9, 262)              RHP         6’3         205        R/R        03/05/97   Texas Tech                                  JR            Friendswood, TX

Langhorne, Brett (10, 292)      3B            6’3         210        L/R        06/14/96   Carson-Newman College              SR            Mechanicsville, VA

Higginbotham, Jake (11, 322)  LHP         5’10       170        L/L        01/11/96    Clemson                                      JR            Cumming, GA

Kingham, Nolan (12, 352)       RHP         6’4         200        R/R        08/18/96    Texas                                           JR            Las Vegas, NV

Venter, Brendan (13, 382)       1B            6’2         205        R/R        09/26/96    Auburn                                        JR            Flower Mound, TX

Vodnik, Victor (14, 412)         RHP         6’0         190        R/R        10/09/99    Rialto HS (CA)                             HS           Rialto, CA

Cullen, Greg (15, 442)             2B            5’10       190        L/R        11/13/96    Niagara U                                     JR            Penfield, NY

Harpenau, Ty (16, 472)           RHP         6’1         175        R/R        01/13/97    Texas Tech                                  JR            Ft Smith, AR

Dean, Justin (17, 502)             OF           5’8         180        R/R        12/06/96    Lenoir-Rhyne U                           JR            Greenville, SC

Kurz, Cameron (18, 532)         RHR         6’0         200        R/R        05/10/96    UC San Diego                              SR            Encinitas, CA

Daniels, Zach (19, 562)           RHP         5’11       160        L/R        04/21/97    Iowa                                            JR            Robins, IA

Alexander, CJ (20, 592)           3B            6’5         215        L/R        07/17/96    State College of Florida Manatee  J2             Cape Coral, FL

Lawson, Tanner (21, 622)       LHP         6’1         186        L/L        10/25/96    St Edwards                                  JR            Austin, TX

Soderman, Ray (22, 652)         C              6’1         200        R/R        05/23/97    Oregon                                         JR            Danville, CA

Woods, William (23, 682)       RHP         6’3         190        R/R        12/29/98    Dyersburg State CC                      J1             Trenton, TN

Estrada, Rusber (24, 712)        C              6’0         215        R/R        06/05/95    Faulkner                                      JR            Orlando, FL

Mateja, Michael (25, 742)        3B            5’11       190        R/R        01/25/97    North Central College                   JR            Bourbonnais, IL

Guth, Zach (26, 772)               LHP         6’4         210        L/L        04/04/97    Harford CC                                  J1             Franklin, PA

Seipel, Zach (27, 802)             RHP         6’4         210        R/R        10/17/96    Minnesota Crookston                  JR            Eagan, MN

West, Derek (28, 832)             RHP         6’5         220        R/R        12/02/96    Pittsburgh                                    JR            Orange City, FL

Hernandez, Ray (29, 862)        3B            6’3         220        R/R        08/19/96    Alabama St                                  SR            Atlanta, GA

Stallings, Mitch (30, 892)        LHP         6’1         160        L/L        06/30/95    Duke                                            SR            Atlanta, GA

Rodriguez, Gabriel (31, 922)   OF           6’1         193        L/L        04/09/99    Miami Dade CC South                 J1             Toa Alta, PR

Harris, Trey (32, 952)             2B            5’10       219        R/R        01/15/96    Missouri Columbia                      SR            Denver, CO

Berne, Mason (33, 982)           1B            6’3         225        R/R        03/11/96    UNC Wilmington                         SR            Southport, NC

Hess, Zack (34, 1012)             RHP         6’6         200        R/R        02/25/97    LSU                                             SO           Forest, VA

Brown, Logan (35, 1042)        C              6’1         190        L/R        09/14/96    Southern Indiana                         JR            Mount Vernon, IN

Cavalieri, Victor (36, 1072)     LHP         6’1         180        L/L        08/26/95    Houghton College                        SR            Rochester, NY

Camacho, Alex (37, 1102)       RHP         6’7         245        R/R        07/29/96    Vanguard                                     SR            Costa Mesa, CA

Aleman, Franco (38, 1132)      RHP         6’6         215        R/R        06/26/00    Alonso HS (FL)                           HS           Tampa, FL

Perkins, Jack (39, 1162)          RHP         6’0         189        R/R        12/26/99    Kokomo HS (IN)                         HS           Kokomo, IN

Mangan, Micky (40, 1192)      C              5’11       175        R/R        11/03/99    Pinecrest Academy (GA)             HS           Cumming, GA

 

 

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