3 second basemen the Atlanta Braves should target in 2024 MLB Draft

The Atlanta Braves should target these second basemen in the 2024 MLB Draft.

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With the 2024 MLB Draft looming, there is likely one name in particular cemented atop the list of second basemen in Oregon State's Travis Bazzana, and who could very easily be selected with the No. 1 overall pick.

While not in play for the Atlanta Braves, there are a few other players at the position that could make for intriguing potential selections in the upper rounds this July however, one if which even in the first round.

Here are three of those names, each of which would be intriguing names for the Braves to target in the upper rounds of the 2024 MLB Draft.

3 second basemen the Atlanta Braves should target in 2024 MLB Draft

Christian Moore, Tennessee

A player that is likely continuing to rise up draft boards, if Moore were to be avaliable for the Braves at pick No. 24, then it would certainly be hard to pass on the potential of the Tennessee star. One of the most accomplished hitters in Tennessee history, Moore has slashed a combined .340/.449/.702 with 60 HR, 158 RBI, and 21 SB across the past three seasons, and is currently in the midst of a stellar year with the Volunteers in which he has slashed .384/.457/.814 with 33 HR, 72 RBI, and four SB.

Jay Abernathy, North Cobb (GA)

One of the prep prospects to watch for at this position is Abernathy, who is a versatile middle infielder out of North Cobb High School in Georgia. The Tennessee commit has tools that stick out such as his speed and ability to hit for contact, and is likely to hear his name called at some point within the first couple of rounds.

Émilien Pitre, Kentucky

The final name on this list comes from the college ranks in Pitre, who is coming off a breakout season at Kentucky in which he slashed .299/.422/.511 with a career-high nine HR, 56 RBI, and 26 SB. One of the top collegiate players at the position in this draft, Pitre has also slashed .306/.430/.459 overall for his Kentucky career with 10 HR, 107 RBI, and 46 SB.

Should the Atlanta Braves select a second baseman in the upper rounds this July aside from these three, here are a few others that they could target: Peyton Stovall (Arkansas), Duce Gourson (UCLA)

Yes, the need for Atlanta at second base is not necessarily the biggest due to the presence of Ozzie Albies. However, could any of these names mentioned above still make their way to Atlanta in the 2024 MLB Draft?

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