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Filed under: updated mock draft: Atlanta Braves select Carter Stewart

In a night before the draft mock, the Braves get Carter Stewart.

MLB: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports released a new mock draft late Sunday evening where both Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis pick for each club. There was plenty of change and plenty of consensus leading up to the Braves pick.

The first two are a bit boring as we all know it’s going to be Auburn pitcher Casey Mize to Detroit and then Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart to San Francisco, and both writers agree here.

Instead of Philadelphia taking Alec Bohm, Nick Madrigal is the pick for both and that sets up real change in the Top 6.

The Chicago White Sox were believed to be on Madrigal, but with him off the board already both guys give them Florida pitcher Brady Singer.

Cincinnati was the team connected to Singer, but with him gone both guys gave the Reds Florida third baseman Jon India.

The New York Mets were heavily in on India lately, but now both guys end the Bohm slide as they project the Wichita State third baseman here.

The Padres at seven is the first pick that didn’t match up, though both guys picked lefty prep arms. Mayo gave them the widely expected Matthew Liberatore, while Callis picked Ryan Weathers.

That puts us at the Braves pick and both guys picked the Braves to select Florida prep pitcher Carter Stewart and his two potential 70 grade pitches.

Per Mayo:

“Carter Stewart, RHP, Eau Gallie HS (Melbourne, Fla.) -- The Braves are looking in several directions, with Stewart, Winn and Weathers the high school pitching options, Arizona prep third baseman Nolan Gorman on the high school hitting side, and South Alabama outfielder Travis Swaggerty if they want a college bat.”

Per Callis:

“Carter Stewart, RHP, Eau Gallie HS (Melbourne, Fla.) -- If the first seven picks unfold as projected, Atlanta will mull the top prep pitching tier (Liberatore, Stewart, Winn, Weathers) and the top power hitter available, Arizona high school third baseman Gorman.”

I love this pick and he would be ny choice over Liberatore, Weathers, Winn, Gorman, and Swaggerty. Stewart has huge upside and the Braves are a team that should be picking for upside.

Among other guys tied to the Braves, we saw the following picked:

Travis Swaggerty: 9 and 12

Nolan Gorman: 9 and 12

Cole Winn: 10 and 11

Ryan Weathers: 7 and 11

Matthew Liberatore: 7 and 10

Ethan Hankins: 29 and 34

Jarred Kelenic: 13 for both

Kumar Rocker: Undrafted for both

As for local prep prospects, catcher Anthony Seigler(24th for both), outfielder Parker Meadows(22 and undrafted), and right handed pitcher Cole Wilcox(22 and undrafted) were included in the 35 selections.

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