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2018 MLB Mock Draft: Baseball America projects Nolan Gorman to Atlanta Braves

I feel like I’ve written this headline quite a bit already, but there’s more news.

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
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On the final weekday before the draft starts on Monday, Baseball America gave us a new mock draft. This mock has the Braves doing the same as most other mocks, but there is some good info here.

The top two of Auburn pitcher Casey Mize and Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart remains unchanged.

The Phillies take Wichita State third baseman Alec Bohm third, but acknowledge the Bohm to Philly link is much weaker than it was believed to be last week. They even closed with a line that points to what I was talking about yesterday with Bohm dropping, saying “If Bohm doesn’t go here, it’s not out of the question that he falls to the Athletics at No. 9.”

Nick Madrigal goes fourth to the White Sox and Florida teammates Brady Singer and Jon India go back to back to the Reds and Mets. Then the Padres take Matthew Liberatore.

The Braves once again take Nolan Gorman, who we’ve talked a lot about recently.

Per BA:

”The Braves could be hoping that one of the players already off the board falls to this spot, but they’ve long been linked to the premier upside slugger of the class in Nolan Gorman. Florida righthander Carter Stewart continues to be brought up in this range as well. Some industry sources believe that the Braves will go for a high school player at No. 8 with big upside and then focus on college players afterwards. Popping Gorman here is quite literally a swing for the fences.”

Other players tied to the Braves taken include Jarred Kelenic 9th, Carter Stewart 10th, Cole Winn 11th, Trevor Larnach 14th, and Ethan Hankins 20th overall. Kumar Rocker was not included in the 35 selections.

Local players taken include catcher Anthony Seigler going 22nd and pitcher Cole Wilcox 33rd overall.

Of note this is the furthest I’ve seen Travis Swaggerty fall, going 21st to the Brewers

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