With the No. 28 pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, the Atlanta Braves selected Florida St. Seminoles LHP Sean Gilmartin, just the third college player they've selected since 1992. Gilmartin's name had popped up a few times in connection to the Braves in advance of the draft, with Talking Chop declaring him perhaps the most likely collegiate selection.
After a couple runs on pitchers, including quite a few high school pitchers, Atlanta's pool of typical profile prospects was thinned. Here's Minor League Ball's John Sickels on Gilmartin:
Excellent command of 88-91 MPH fastball, terrific changeup, and solid breaking ball led to 12-1, 1.83 ERA with 122/20 K/BB in 113 innings. Moving up draft boards and won't need long in minors.
ESPN's Keith Law had mocked Gilmartin to the Cincinnati Reds at No. 27, expecting the Braves to take the best available high school arm.
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