Atlanta Braves 2011 MLB Draft Clippings For Friday

Here is a look at some of the Atlanta Braves draft stories from overnight. I've also added a box at the bottom of the left sidebar of the main page to keep track of all the players that sign.

‘Great franchise’ Atlanta selects Schlosser in MLB draft - High School -
Schlosser, a right-handed pitcher, recently wrapped up his senior year at Florida Southern and plans on signing with the Braves, an organization he grew up watching. He said Chipper Jones is one of his favorite players. "It’s definitely great to be a part of such a great franchise, with such history," said Schlosser, who sported a 7-1 record and a 2.90 earned run average in 2011 for the Mocs.

Pair of Cards drafted | Fond du Lac Reporter |
He said he had a strong indication the Braves were interested, and then when they called in the 21st round to tell him he would be up soon he knew when to check the computer. "I talked to them prior to the draft," Munson said. "They called me in the 21st round and said they were going to take me in the next couple rounds. My family started calling everybody to turn on the computer."

York County, SC | State players represented fairly well in MLB draft | The Herald - Rock Hill, SC
"I've been a Braves fan since I can remember," Cornely said. "I went to two World Series games in 1995 and '96. I was just a kid, and I can hardly remember them. "To be drafted by the Braves, it's pretty overwhelming. I can hardly describe it." The Citadel pitcher Matt Talley will join Cornely, and former Bulldogs teammate Matt Crim, in the Braves' organization.

MLB or Fresno – 10 Bulldogs face a choice - Fresno State Bulldogs -
Buchanan High infielder Seth Moranda said he'd turn pro if the money was right. Moranda was taken in the 11th round (No. 356) by the Atlanta Braves.

DP's Martin dominates for Zags - Merced College -
Cody Martin's junior year was filled with frustration and disappointment. After two very successful seasons as the Gonzaga closer, including a school-record nine saves as a freshman, the Bulldog coaching staff moved Martin into the team's starting rotation. The move was fine at first, but as the season wore on, the increased innings began to take a toll on the former Dos Palos star's arm. "Last year my numbers weren't very good because I had a tired arm," Martin admitted. "My velocity was down and there just wasn't as much life to my pitches. "It was tough to take, but I learned a lot from it."

Locals taken in MLB draft - San Jose Mercury News
Graham said he was following the draft online and was thrown off when his name was announced as Johnathan R. Graham. When he heard his school Santa Clara announced, he looked at the screen and saw his name. "We all went crazy," said Graham, who was at home with his family. "Once you finally hear your name, it's just extremely exciting. All that waiting is over. It's just a huge relief."

DeSantiago, Pinckard, Rocha selected in MLB draft | The Hays Free Press
“Oh yeah, I’m going to sign with the Braves this time,” DeSantiago said. “I got the call right before they picked me. I was definitely excited.”

Ross begins his career Sunday » Local Sports » Cumberland Times-News
“I was hoping I had a chance to be drafted and thought I could go after the 30th round,” said Ross about hearing the news. “I never expected to be taken in the 18th round and I guess Gene (Kerns) liked what he saw. It was very exciting and I know I had a glow on my face when I got the news.

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