The Atlanta Braves earned the No. 28 pick in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft, with nothing changing that order for the rest of the draft's 50 rounds, according to MyMLBDraft.com. They're expected to take a high school pitcher with that first pick, as is custom, though don't be astounded if they also spend some high picks on Georgia talent, as is also custom.
Atlanta has no picks in that sandwich round following Round 1, which is pretty much just all Tampa Bay Rays picks anyway. Not really, but sort of. Gerrit Cole of the UCLA Bruins is expected to be the No. 1 pick, with Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets pitcher Jed Bradley expected to go anywhere from the top five to the end of the first round.
The draft gets underway Monday, lasting through Wednesday.
|5||Kansas City Royals||67-95|
|7*||Arizona Diamondbacks||Compensation for failure to sign 2010 1st round pick Barrett Loux.|
|10*||San Diego Padres||Compensation for failure to sign 2010 1st round pick Karsten Whitson.|
|13||New York Mets||79-83|
|15*||Milwaukee Brewers||Compensation for failure to sign 2010 1st round pick Dylan Covey.|
|16||Los Angeles Dodgers||80-82|
|17||Los Angeles Angels||80-82|
|19*||Boston Red Sox||Compensation for Detroit signing of Type A free agent, Victor Martinez.|
|21||Toronto Blue Jays||85-77|
|22||St. Louis Cardinals||86-76|
|23*||Washington Nationals||Compensation for Chi. White Sox signing of Type A free agent, Adam Dunn.|
|24*||Tampa Bay Rays||Compensation for Boston signing of Type A free agent, Carl Crawford.|
|25||San Diego Padres||90-72|
|26*||Boston Red Sox||Compensation for Texas signing of Type A free agent, Adrian Beltre.|
|29||San Francisco Giants||92-70|
|31||New York Yankees||95-76|
|32||Tampa Bay Rays||96-66|
|33*||Texas Rangers||Compensation for Phiadelphia signing of Type A free agent, Cliff Lee.|