Welcome to the MLB draft, baseball fans! As the coverage and importance of the annual first-year player draft has evolved over the years, outlets like MLB Network and Bleacher Report have dedicated time to bringing fans knowledge and background on each player selected.
For the Atlanta Braves, consistent success in the NL East is driven by solid drafting and player development. Outside of the rare expensive free-agent signing, like B.J. Upton or Ervin Santana, future Braves success is built in early June.
Due to the signing of Santana to a one-year contract, Atlanta forfeited its own first-round selection, pushing general manager Frank Wren's initial pick to the compensation portion of the first round. At No. 32, the Braves made a selection that was garnered when free-agent catcher Brian McCann left Atlanta for the New York Yankees.
Over the next few days, bookmark this page and follow along as the Braves attempt to add young, high-ceiling players to a franchise nucleus that already includes Freddie Freeman, Andrelton Simmons, Mike Minor, Craig Kimbrel and Julio Teheran.