Ranking the Atlanta Braves Top 5 MLB Draft classes since 2010

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Since the year 2010, the Atlanta Braves have certainly seen success in the MLB Draft, and have truly hit a home run with some of their picks in recent years. Let's take a look back at the last 12-13 years, and rank the top five MLB Draft classes for the Atlanta Braves since 2010.

Ranking the Atlanta Braves Top 5 MLB Draft classes since 2010

5. 2016

While there are multiple other draft classes to choose from, we begin here with the 2016 MLB Draft, a group that was headlined by Ian Anderson being selected in the first round. Also included in this draft were other notable picks such as Kyle Muller in the second round, as well as Tucker Davidson in the 19th. (Other Notables: Bryse Wilson, Joey Wentz, Jeremy Walker)

4. 2010

Sitting in the No. 4 spot is the oldest draft class on this list in 2010, a group that produced multiple players to reach the major leagues. Some of the biggest names to come out of the Braves 2010 draft class are Andrelton Simmons in the second round, as well as Evan Gattis in the 23rd round, along with Brandon Drury in the 13th. (Other Notables: Phil Gosselin, Chasen Shreve, Joey Terdoslavich)

3. 2019

Coming in at No. 3 is the Braves 2019 draft class, which is headlined by Michael Harris II coming off the board in the third round. Also included in this draft were a few other notable picks such as Vaughn Grissom in the 11th round, as well as Shea Langeliers in the first. (Other Notables: Braden Shewmake, Darius Vines, Joey Estes)

2. 2020

Holding the No. 2 spot is the Braves 2020 draft class, with this group also having a strong case to be made at No. 1 as well. Despite only making four picks in that shortened draft, the Braves truly appear to have hit a home run with those selections, headlined by Spencer Strider in the fourth round, Bryce Elder in the fifth, and Jared Shuster in the first. (Other Notables: Jesse Franklin)

1. 2015

As mentioned previously, you could make a legitimate argument for the 2020 class in the top spot as well, but the choice here however goes to 2015. The headline names to come out of the 2015 MLB Draft for the Braves were both Austin Riley and Mike Soroka in the first round, as well as AJ Minter coming off the board in the second. (Other Notables: Kolby Allard, Evan Phillips, Patrick Weigel)