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MLB Draft Results: Braves Search For Diamonds In The Round On Third Day

The Atlanta Braves will wrap up their 2012 MLB Draft on Wednesday, completing rounds 16 through 40 in what should be a very busy day. The club has already focused on adding pitching talent to the organization, and also took four catchers in the first 15 rounds.

Day three of the draft is all about finding those diamonds in the rough. Many of the players taken this last are either high school prospects or college players with eligibility left, so signing them is typically tough and requires extra money. The Braves seldom spend big at the draft, although they do make exceptions on some occasions.

Let's take a look at what Atlanta has done so far today:

16th Round: Fernelys Sanchez, outfielder, George Washington HS, 6'3 198lbs

17th Round: Chase Anselment, outfielder, University of Washington, 6'1 205lbs

18th Round: Ross Heffley, second baseman, Western Carolina, 5'7, 160lbs

19th Round: Levi Hyams, second baseman, Georgia, 6'2, 205lbs

20th Round: Eric Garcia, shortstop, Missouri, 6'1, 200lbs

21st Round: Jeremy Fitzgerald, right-handed pitcher, Tennessee Wesleyan College, 6'0 185lbs

22nd Round: Shae Simmons, right-handed pitcher, Southeast Missouri St., 5'9 180lbs

23rd Round: Kevin McKague, first baseman, United States Military Academy, 6'4, 240lbs

24th Round: Michael Flores, right-handed pitcher, Grossmont College, 6'9 230lbs

25th Round: Brandon Rhode, left-handed pitcher, Central Washington, 6'3 215lbs

26th Round: Trenton Moses, third baseman, Southeast Missouri St, 6'3 220lbs

27th Round: Chris Barczycowski, right-handed pitcher, Niagara County CC, 6'8 250lbs

28th Round: Kraig Clabough, shortstop, Florida Tech, 5'11 180lbs

29th Round: Jaden Dillon, right-handed pitcher, Texas A&M Kingsville, 5'11 180lbs

30th Round: Casey Kalenkosky, first baseman, Texas State, 6'0 200lbs


You can click here to watch live streaming coverage of Day 3 of the 2012 MLB Draft at

Read more about the Atlanta Braves at Talking Chop and head over to Baseball Nation for additional news, notes and analysis around Major League Baseball. Check out Minor League Ball to see how some of these prospects develop in their quest to the major leagues.

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