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MLB Mock Draft 2012: Baseball America Projects Victor Roache To Atlanta At No. 21

Baseball America has released its latest mock draft and they have the Atlanta Braves going local with the No. 21 pick and grabbing Georgia Southern outfielder Victor Roache.

21. BRAVES: Atlanta's modus operandi in the last two drafts has been to grab players it get under contract quickly and easily. Georgia Southern outfielder Victor Roache could fit that profile after missing most of the season with a broken left wrist, and he could be a steal here as the best college power hitter in the draft. Given scouting director Tony DeMacio's affinity for lefthanders, Florida's Brian Johnson or Georgia's Alex Wood are possibilities.
Projected Pick: VICTOR ROACHE.

The Braves have had some success drafting local in-state players with Jason Heyward and Brian McCann coming to mind. While a power hitting outfielder makes a lot of sense it is equally possible that the Braves go with pitching this early in the draft.

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