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Braves Sign OF Drew Waters

The Atlanta Braves today signed outfielder Drew Waters, the club's second-round selection in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft.

Waters, 18, hit .510 (53-for-104) with 15 home runs, four triples, and 13 doubles for Etowah High School (Woodstock, Ga.) this season, helping lead the Eagles to the first Class AAAAAAA state title in school history. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound switch hitter was named the Gatorade State Player of the Year in Georgia, while also earning Rawlings-Perfect Game First-Team All-American honors.

The Atlanta Braves today signed outfielder Drew Waters, the club's second-round selection in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft.

Waters, 18, hit .510 (53-for-104) with 15 home runs, four triples, and 13 doubles for Etowah High School (Woodstock, Ga.) this season, helping lead the Eagles to the first Class AAAAAAA state title in school history. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound switch hitter was named the Gatorade State Player of the Year in Georgia, while also earning Rawlings-Perfect Game First-Team All-American honors.

Waters, who throws right-handed, ranked as the 35th-best prospect in the draft according to Baseball America. The publication also ranked him as the best position player prospect in Georgia. Prior to signing, he committed to attend the University of Georgia in the fall.

Atlanta agreed to terms with its first-round pick, Vanderbilt right-handed pitcher Kyle Wright, yesterday.

 

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