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Atlanta Braves First Round Draft Picks

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The Atlanta Braves first round draft picks include 68 players, with 35 being pitchers and 53 of those being drafted out of high school. The Braves have selected eight outfielders, eight shortstops, six catchers, five third basemen, three first basemen and two second basemen in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Braves have selected 20 right-handers and 15 left-handers.

The Braves have only drafted 13 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Jared Shuster in 2020. Atlanta has drafted just two players from outside of the 50 states, with Luis Atilano being from Puerto Rico and Scott Thorman being from Ontario, Canada. The Braves have selected first overall twice, with the team picking Bob Horner in 1978 and Chipper Jones in 1990.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1965 Dick Grant 1B Watertown HS (MA) 12 $23,000
1966 Al Santorini RHP Union HS (NJ) 11
1967 Andrew Finlay OF Luther Burbank HS (CA) 12
1968 Curtis Moore OF Denison HS (TX) 7
1969 Gene Holbert C Palmyra HS (PA) 12
1970 Ron Broaddus RHP Brazosport HS (TX) 21
1971 Taylor Duncan SS Grant Union HS (CA) 10
1972 Preston Hanna RHP Escambia HS (FL) 11
1973 Pat Rockett SS Robert E. Lee HS (TX) 10
1974 Dale Murphy C Woodrow Wilson HS (OR) 5
1975 Donald Young C Dos Pueblos HS (CA) 18 $40,000
1976 Ken Smith 3B East HS (OH) 3
1977 Tim Cole LHP Saugerties HS (NY) 4
1978 Bob Horner 3B Arizona State University 1 $162,000
1979 Brad Komminsk OF Lima Senior HS (OH) 4
1980 Ken Dayley LHP University Portland 3
1980 Jim Acker RHP University of Texas 21
1981 Jay Roberts OF Centralia HS (WA) 12
1982 Duane Ward RHP Farmington HS (NM) 9
1984 Drew Denson 1B/OF Purcell Marian HS (OH) 19
1985 Tommy Greene RHP Whiteville HS (NC) 14 $162,000
1986 Kent Mercker LHP Dublin HS (OH) 5 $100,000
1987 Derek Lilliquist LHP University of Georgia 6 $160,000
1988 Steve Avery LHP John F. Kennedy HS (MI) 3 $211,500
1989 Tyler Houston C Valley HS (NV) 2 $241,500
1990 Chipper Jones SS The Bolles School (FL) 1 $500,000
1991 Mike Kelly OF Arizona State University 2 $575,000
1992 James Arnold RHP Osceola HS (FL) 21 $380,000
1994 Jacob Shumate RHP Hartville HS (SC) 27 $500,000
1995 Chad Hutchinson RHP Torrey Pines HS (CA) 26 Did Not Sign
1996 A.J. Zapp 1B Center Grove HS (IN) 27 $650,000
1996 Jason Marquis RHP Tottenville HS (NY) 35 $600,000
1997 Troy Cameron SS St. Thomas Aquinas HS (FL) 29 $825,000
2000 Adam Wainwright RHP Glynn Academy HS (GA) 29 $1,250,000
2000 Scott Thorman 3B Preson HS (ON) 30 $1,225,000
2000 Kelly Johnson SS Westwood HS (TX) 38 $790,000
2000 Aaron Herr SS Hempfield HS (PA) 40 $850,000
2001 Macay McBride LHP Screven County HS (GA) 24 $1,340,000
2001 Josh Burrus SS Wheeler HS (GA) 29 $1,250,000
2001 Richard Lewis 3B Georgia Tech 40 $850,000
2002 Jeff Francoeur OF Parkview HS (GA) 23 $2,200,000
2002 Dan Meyer LHP James Madison 34 $1,000,000
2003 Luis Atilano RHP Gabriela Mistral HS (PR) 35 $950,000
2003 Jarrod Saltalamacchia C Royal Palm Beach HS (FL) 36 $950,000
2005 Joey Devine RHP North Carolina State University 27 $1,300,000
2005 Beau Jones LHP Destrehan HS (LA) 41 $825,000
2006 Cody Johnson OF A. Crawford Mosely HS (FL) 24 $1,375,000
2006 Cory Rasmus RHP Russell County HS (AL) 38 $900,000
2006 Steve Evarts LHP Thomas Richard Robinson HS (FL) 43 $800,000
2007 Jason Heyward OF Henry County HS (GA) 14 $1,700,000
2007 Jon Gilmore 3B Iowa City HS (IA) 33 $900,000
2008 Brett DeVall LHP Niceville HS (FL) 40 $1,000,000
2009 Mike Minor LHP Vanderbilt University 7 $2,420,000
2010 Matt Lipka SS McKinney HS (TX) 35 $800,000
2011 Sean Gilmartin LHP Florida State University 28 $1,134,000
2012 Lucas Sims RHP Brookwood HS (GA) 21 $1,625,000
2013 Jason Hursh RHP Oklahoma State University 31 $1,704,200
2014 Braxton Davidson OF T. C. Roberson HS (NC) 32 $1,705,400
2015 Kolby Allard LHP San Clemente HS (CA) 14 $3,042,400
2015 Mike Soroka RHP Bishop Carroll HS (AB) 28 $1,974,700
2015 Austin Riley 3B DeSoto Central HS (MS) 41 $1,600,000
2016 Ian Anderson RHP Shenendehowa HS (NY) 3 $4,000,000
2016 Joey Wentz LHP Shawnee Mission East HS (KS) 40 $3,050,000
2017 Kyle Wright RHP Vanderbilt 5 $7,000,000
2018 Carter Stewart RHP Eau Gallie HS (FL) 8 Did Not Sign
2019 Shea Langeliers C Baylor University 9
2019 Braden Shewmake SS Texas A&M University 21
2020 Jared Shuster LHP Wake Forest University 25

World Series Winners with Braves

Kent Mercker (1995), Chipper Jones (1995), Steve Avery (1995), Mike Kelly (1995)

NL MVP Award Winners with Braves

Dale Murphy (1982, 1983), Chipper Jones (1999)

NL Cy Young Award Winners with Braves

None

Rookie of the Year Award with Braves

Bob Horner (1978)

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