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Braves Conclude Final Day of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft

Braves take 22 pitchers total, including eight left-handers

The Atlanta Braves today concluded the final 30 rounds of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. After selecting eight college players on the first two days of the draft, the Braves selected 20 more on day three. In all, the club drafted 40 players, including seven from the state of Georgia. 

The Braves selected 22 pitchers (eight left-handers, 14 right-handers), eight outfielders, six catchers, three infielders, and one infielder/outfielder. Twelve of their college selections were seniors, while four were from the junior college ranks.

The Atlanta Braves today concluded the final 30 rounds of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. After selecting eight college players on the first two days of the draft, the Braves selected 20 more on day three. In all, the club drafted 40 players, including seven from the state of Georgia. 

The Braves selected 22 pitchers (eight left-handers, 14 right-handers), eight outfielders, six catchers, three infielders, and one infielder/outfielder. Twelve of their college selections were seniors, while four were from the junior college ranks.

After selecting OF Drew Waters (Woodstock, GA) and RHP Landon Hughes (Marietta, GA) during the first two days, the Braves drafted five more Georgia natives today, including Hughes' Georgia Southern teammate, LHP Connor Simmons (Baxley, GA). The club also landed Jackson Lourie (Atlanta, GA) in the 24th round out of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. Lourie, who pitched and played infield during a four-year career for the Lynx, is the son of Braves head physician, Dr. Gary M. Lourie.

View the complete list of Braves draft choices

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