12:00 pm June 8, 2010, by Michael Carvell
Georgia is still basking in the glow of having five high schoolers selected in the opening round of Monday’s major-league draft.
The second day of the three-day, 50-round draft begins at noon today. Join us on ajc.com to talk draft coverage.
June 8th, 201012:25 pm
Braves stick with bats with second pick, drafting Jacksonville State OF Todd Cunningham at No. 53. MLB.com says strengths are “Plus bat, plus speed and plus defense in left field.” Weaknesses are “It’s not clear how much power he’ll have in the future and if he’ll have the power to profile well at a corner outfield position.”
June 8th, 201012:39 pm
At No. 70, Braves draft Western Oklahoma State SS Andrelton Simmons
June 8th, 201012:49 pm
Why so many ss’s? Are we projecting them at other positions in the future because of the athleticism of the players? What do the Braves see in a 53rd pick that has a scouting report that says “its not clear how much power…” and this is being said assuming the kid used an aluminium bat? I know baseball is a tough sport to evaluate and project (would doubt Glavine and Maddox would get many looks from 1/2 the teams out there in today’s world)…but I’m just not getting the SS push…
June 8th, 201012:58 pm
TWO MORE Georgia HS players in the second round … Fayette County swtiching-hitting SS Niko Goodrum to Twins at No. 71, and Lakeview RHP Ralston Cash to LA Dodgers at No. 78. Georgia Tech SS Derek Dietrich at No. 79 to TB Rays
June 8th, 20101:02 pm
@Bass, yes just like in high school, college SS may be best athletes on team and projected to play elsewhere in the majors.
June 8th, 20101:07 pm
THIRD ROUND … Brooks County OF Aaron Shipman (brother plays for UGA) to Oakland A’s at No. 92, and North Gwinnett 3B Chris Hawkins at No. 93 to Toronto Blue Jays, Union Grove OF Jordan Akins (signed football scholarship with Central Florida) at No. 103 to Texas Rangers.
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June 8th, 20101:16 pm
The Jays got themselves a good, pure hitter in Hawkins.
June 8th, 20101:32 pm
FOURTH ROUND … Mill Creek RHP Matthew Grimes (signed with Georgia Tech) at No. 128 to Chicago White Sox
June 8th, 20101:35 pm
I was wondering which player is ‘projected’ to take over at 3rd base? I was looking over the stats for current minor leagers for Braves @3rd and its not that great on the bat. avg. In fact, nobody seems to be busting the ball for avg at any position. We seem to have plenty of good pitching prospects,but no hitters(besides Freeman of course). Would some of these ss’ possibly convert to 3rd?
1 more question to bloggers what is the contract with Glaus? Is he gone after 1 yr? Its kinda of crazy that as of right now…he’s way better option than Freeman.
Best of Atlanta
June 8th, 20101:42 pm
………………….Nesbitt for Heisman
June 8th, 20101:45 pm
The Braves next 3rd baseman is Yunel.
June 8th, 20101:53 pm
Any news on DeAndre Smelter?
Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho
Thomas, I see Brooks Conrad @ third post Chipper
June 8th, 20102:03 pm
what is problem wiht third basemen in future. You sure don’t have one now.
June 8th, 20102:05 pm
how bout danny hall for motivator of the year in college baseball. HE IS EXTREMELY CONSISTENT REGIONALS.
June 8th, 20105:36 pm
any word on the garner kid out of loganville h.s.?
June 8th, 20106:02 pm
no players drafted from the 35 -1 state champion yellow jackets yet?
June 9th, 20109:32 pm
Cook High had another player drafted, DJ Johnson to the Mets in the 21st round a day after Kaleb Cowart went to the Angels in the first round. Calhounkenny, Mott Hyde was drafted by the Blue Jays but I think it was very late, I see him going to GA Tech.
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