There has been some guessing out there about who the Braves will take with their first pick in this year's draft, which starts next Monday. I've held off with much coverage, since we pick first at #35 in the supplemental first round, and there's no idea of who will be available. One of the better guesses I've seen comes from Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus:
The Braves like to go with local talent, usually of the high school variety, but they need some infielders who can help an aging team quickly. Their Chipper Jones replacement might just be in their back yard.
Pick: Derek Dietrich, SS/3B, Georgia Tech
It's been a while since the Braves drafted a Georgia college product in the early rounds. The last two I remember are Josh Fields from UGA in 07 and Richard Lewis from GT in 01.