Atlanta Braves: Revisiting previous No. 24 overall MLB Draft picks

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Holding the No. 24 overall pick in the upcoming 2023 MLB Draft, the Atlanta Braves are certainly not unfamiliar with that number, as the organization has made three picks before at that same spot, one of which happened recently.

Here is a look at those three names, along with what each have done, or did, during their time with the Braves organization, as well as where each are now.

Who have the Atlanta Braves selected at No. 24 overall in MLB Draft history?

Macay McBride

The first of those three names came back in the 2001 MLB Draft with an in-state prep product, as the Braves selected left-handed pitcher Macay McBride with the No. 24 overall pick in the first round out of Screven County High School in Georgia.

After a few seasons in the minor leagues, McBride would go on to make his MLB debut with Atlanta in 2005, and would remain with the club until 2007 where he was traded to the Detroit Tigers. Posting a combined 3.99 ERA across 85.2 IP in the Braves bullpen during that span, McBride would pitch in the major leagues with the Tigers the remainder of the 2007 season, and last pitched at the professional level in Independent Ball during the 2010 campaign with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League.

Cody Johnson

Atlanta's next selection at pick No. 24 overall came a total of five years later in the 2006 MLB Draft, as the Braves selected yet another prep prospect in outfielder Cody Johnson out of A. Crawford Mosley High School in Florida.

Johnson would however go on to never appear in a major league game during his professional career, and would spent a total of five seasons from 2006-10 in the minor leagues of the Braves organization. After a few seasons in the minor leagues in the New York Yankees organization also, Johnson would last play professional in Independent Ball back in 2013.

Ryan Cusick

The third, and final, No. 24 overall pick for the Atlanta Braves is also the most recent in right-handed pitcher Ryan Cusick, whom the club selected in the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft out of Wake Forest.

After an impressive start to his professional career in Low-A of the Braves organization back in 2019, Cusick would be traded to the Oakland Athletics as part of the multi-player deal that sent Matt Olson to Atlanta. Cusick is currently in his second season in the Athletics organization, and is Oakland's No. 19 prospect according to MLB Pipeline.