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Atlanta Braves select Braxton Davidson with 32nd pick


The Atlanta Braves selected outfielder Braxton Davidson out of T.C. Roberson High School in North Carolina with the 32nd pick in the 2014 MLB Draft. Davidson plays outfield, as well as first base, but was selected officially as an outfielder with a guy by the name of Freddie Freeman locked up for the foreseeable future.

Davidson is a left handed glove and bat, and it’s the latter of those which are more important and will carry him as a professional player. Many scouts, and people who know Davidson, say his defense needs some work, but everything I’ve seen and heard about this guy says that he knows his strike zone and is mature and patient at the plate.

While his defense hasn’t been noted as a strong suit, he is able to throw low-90′s from the outfield. His running isn’t anything to write home about either, but he has the speed to play a corner position, and with the left handed glove will most likely see a lot of time in right field.

Davidson comes from a high school program that has produced big leaguers Darren Holmes, Cameron Maybin and Chris NarvesonIf Davidson decides to not sign with the Braves, he is committed with to North Carolina.

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