The second round of the 2012 MLB Draft is underway on Tuesday. The Atlanta Braves have made their second-round selection and true to form, they used their pick to take a local player. The Braves selected left-handed pitcher Alex Wood, a junior with the Georgia Bulldogs.
The 6'4 lefty has had success in the SEC with his good size and velocity. He is said to have a plus fastball in the mid-90s and a curve and changeup that could prove to be major-league strikeout pitches with some more years of work.
The Braves will be hoping that with a few seasons in the minors to improve his secondary pitches and command, Wood could prove to slide into a future Braves rotation.
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