Like most other mock drafts recently the top four picks are Casey Mize, Joey Bart, Alec Bohm, and Nick Madrigal. Those four guys seem almost certain to be the top four picks right now. It also means that the Braves have next to no shot at any of the four, no matter how much Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart is wanted by some fans.
The Padres at seven offer the first real surprise when they grab Florida prep arm Carter Stewart. Stewart and his ridiculous curve ball are definitely a potential match for the Braves, even though all of the rumors have the Braves looking at someone else.
Law picks Arizona prep third baseman Nolan Gorman for the Braves and makes the below comments:
“I hear this connection quite a bit, without much discussion of alternatives(yet).”
Gorman to the Braves is picking up momentum in mocks and has been discussed quite a bit for the positives(power), and negatives(hit, longterm position, better draft fits) on here recently.
Among names with some connection to the Braves, Matthew Liberatore drops all the way to 11th overall- the furthest I’ve seen him drop, Jarred Kelenic goes 14th, Cole Winn 20th, Kumar Rocker 27th, and Ethan Hankins was not selected in the Top 30.
Local prep arm Cole Wilcox went 21st while catcher Anthony Seigler went 29th.