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MLB Draft 2021: See Where Atlanta Braves Picks

Patch logo Patch 7/9/2021 Kara McIntyre
a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Guillermo Heredia #38 of the Atlanta Braves celebrates with Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 after scoring on a two RBI single in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on July 7, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. © Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Guillermo Heredia #38 of the Atlanta Braves celebrates with Ronald Acuna Jr. #13 after scoring on a two RBI single in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on July 7, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

ATLANTA, GA — Fans of the Atlanta Braves can get a glimpse of what the future may hold with the 2021 MLB Draft beginning on Sunday.

The Braves has the No. 24 selection in the draft, and will pick 20 times in the 20 rounds set for Sunday through Tuesday in Denver.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will select first in the draft, followed by the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles.

Marcelo Mayer, a shortstop from Eastlake High School in California, is rated as the No. 1 draft prospect by MLB.com. Jack Leiter, a pitcher from Vanderbilt University, and Jordan Lawlar, a shortstop from Jesuit College Prep in Texas, are the next highest-rated draft prospects.

Aside from the Braves stocking up for the future, baseball fans in Georgia may recognize the names of some players who will be selected from college and high school.

The draft’s top prospects are scattered across the country. From Georgia, shortstop Brady House from Winder-Barrow High School is considered to be the best baseball player available, according to MLB.com.

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