Atlanta Braves Mock Draft Monday: Introduction
It is rare that the Braves have an opportunity to pick as high as they do in 2016, pick #3 overall. With that in mind, Tomahawk Take writers will be offering you, the reader, an entertaining look into the draft over the next four weeks until the draft on June 9th.
We will offer a weekly mock draft each Monday through the draft week. This will be the first in those offerings. I took the time to read through a number of sources, paid and free, with reviews of team needs and team draft plans and players that teams have been linked to and put all that together into a mock draft. Let me tell you, this was not easy. I can see why the MLB Pipeline guys stick to 10 deep and the Baseball America guys only go through the “true” first round, ending before the compensation picks and the competitive balance picks.
Of course, that doesn’t help Braves fans, as ending there would leave 17 picks until the Braves’ next pick and a whole lot of scenarios could happen between 23 and 40 in this volatile draft. Instead, I chose to take the dive and go even deeper. I’ve completed the first 41 picks, making it through the competitive balance picks.
I’ll also mention some of the top-ranked guys on the board to start the second round and who would be good choices for the Braves. I’ll also highlight why I selected the players I did for the Braves along the way.
This will not be the only draft coverage this week at Tomahawk Take this week, so keep your eyes open later this week for more of a news and notes type of piece later in the week discussing some of the movers and shakers, risers and fallers, and crazy rumors coming out of the draft time as we get closer to the draft.
For now, let’s get to the mock!
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