Draft Dope: Braves
(Click the year to view the picks)
|* did not sign|
Roy Clark (first year: 2000)Order in 2007 Rotation:
first round (33rd, for loss of Type A free agent Danys Baez to Orioles), Second round (70th, for loss of Baez)Lost
The Braves have drafted more college players lately than they had previously, and they were the heaviest users of the draft-and-follow rule. Roy Clark & Co. like athletes and prep pitchers, particularly if they're from Georgia.
Atlanta will dip heavily into this year's deep high school class because they scout such players as as any club. How the Braves react to the end of the draft-and-follow process (based on the new universal signing date of Aug. 15) will be interesting to watch.