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MLB Draft 2011: Grading the Atlanta Braves First 5 Picks

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MLB Draft 2011: Grading the Atlanta Braves First 5 Picks
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The Atlanta Braves know baseball. They scout as well as any team and they build up their farm systems repeatedly despite there always being a new rookie or two to help out the big league team. 

Therefore, I trust the Braves organization as much as anyone. While some may complain about their trades or free agent signings, at least when it comes to drafting and picking up international talent, the Braves are very, very good.

The Braves came into the 2011 MLB Draft with a mindset to draft players that would sign for slot, and they did just that. This may make for some boring picks to some, but it also means you trust your scouts about these players, as well as your minor league coaches to get them MLB ready.

Because of my trust for the Braves, I can't really dog any pick, though some people might. So let's now take a look at their first five picks of this year's draft.

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