Braves Bevy of Number One Draft Picks

A team with a roster of number one picks is bound to be a talented team. The Braves have traded for a number of players and now have on their roster at least 21 number one picks. Myworld may have missed one somewhere along the way. The players and the year in which they were drafted number one:

Jason Grilli RHP - 1997
Nick Swisher OF - 2002
Jeff Francouer OF - 2002
Nick Markakis OF - 2003
Chris Withrow RHP - 2007
Gordon Beckham 2B - 2008
Casey Kelly RHP - 2008
Tyrell Jenkins RHP - 2010 supplemental
Mike Foltynewicz RHP - 2010
Jace Peterson 2B - 2011 supplemental
Lucas Sims RHP - 2012
Max Fried LHP - 2012
Aaron Blair RHP - 2013
Jason Hursh RHP - 2013
Sean Newcomb LHP - 2014
Touki Toussaint RHP - 2014
Braxton Davidson OF - 2014
Austin Riley 3B - 2015 supplemental
Mike Soroka RHP - 2015
Dansby Swanson SS - 2015

13 of those 21 players were drafted in 2010 or earlier. That would make for a pretty good beginning to a top 30 prospect list.

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