The Braves were projected to draft a hitter, and though both David Dahl and DJ Davis were already selected, the Braves had most of the players on the board available to them.
The Braves could have taken California high school 3B/SS Tanner Rahier, Louisiana high school C/OF Stryker Trahan, Clemson 3B Richie Shaffer, Georgia Southern OF Victor Roache or Stanford 3B/1B Stephen Piscotty.
They also had some talented pitchers available like Florida high school RHP Lance McCullers, Oklahoma high school RHP Ty Hensley and Duke RHP Marcus Stroman.
So when the Braves drafted in-state RHP Lucas Sims from Brookwood, Georgia it was a bit of a surprise. The move was surprising because the Braves had been rumored to want a hitter as well as the fact that they haven't been taking local prep players the last few years.
Here is a quick scouting report on Lucas Sims, the newest member of the Atlanta Braves organization.