Braves 2014 Draft Stats and Some Trivia


 

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With the 2014 draft in our rear view mirror I’ve put together some stats about the Braves selections; some of them interesting some of the have a future as useless stat of the day. Without further preliminaries we begin.

The Braves drafted 40 players. Although there are forty rounds that doesn’t always happen but this was a deep draft and most teams did grab all forty. By Position there were :

  • 19 pitchers, 4 left handed and 15 right handed
  • 5 second baseman
  • 4 first baseman
  • 4 center fielder
  • 3 corner outfielders
  • 3 catchers
  • 2 shortstops (though one of those – Codey McElroy- could be converted to pitcher)
  • 1  third baseman

The selection includes three players with a baseball lineage; 2B Luke Dykstra (Dad Met/Philly outfielder Lenny Dykstra), SS Grayson Byrd (Dad Braves pitcher Paul Byrd), and 2B J.J. Franco (Dad Mets pitcher John Franco).

Fifteen of the players were named in Baseball America’s Top 500 prospects. Aside from the fact that the first player chosen was the highest ranked, their prospect ranking had little correlation to the players draft round or pick number.


Pick Round BA RK
32 1 35
66 2 54
223 7 110
133 4 115
163 5 126
643 21 130
102 3 142
523 17 204
253 8 205
673 22 239
283 9 437
973 32 442
463 15 447
433 14 476
1183 39 479

They selected the most from California (4) followed by Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas with 3 each. Alabama, Illinois, Indiana and Oklahoma had 2 each. and eleven other states had one.

Four year colleges and universities accounted for 23 of the selections while 15 came from high schools and 2 from 2 year community colleges.

The selection would seem to all the Braves to field a pretty competitive basketball team. The draft includes one man at 6’8”,  6’7”,  6’6” and 6’5”, six who stand 6’4”, 6 more at 6’3”, seven at 6’2” and eight at a mere 6’1”.

No one Two selectees shared a last name with another draftee but Jake and Sean Godfrey were taken in back to back rounds but there’s nothing showing they are related.  Three duos  shared a first name; two guys are named Caleb, two are named Luke and two are named Matt.

Here’s the complete List


Pick Rd First Last Pos School St Lvl BA RK Ht. Wt.
32 1 Braxton Davidson OF Roberson HS, Asheville, N.C. NC HS 35 6’1″ 210
66 2 Garrett Fulencheck RHP Howe HS TX HS 54 6’4″ 185
102 3 Max Povse RHP UNC Greensboro NC U 142 6’8″ 190
133 4 Chad Sobotka RHP South Carolina-Upstate SC C 115 6’7″ 200
163 5 Chris Diaz LHP Miami Fl U 126 6’0″ 190
193 6 Keith Curcio OF Florida Southern Fl C NR 5’10″ 180
223 7 Luke Dykstra 2B Westlake HS, Westlake Village, Calif. Ca HS 110 6’1″ 190
253 8 Bradley Roney RHP Southern Mississippi MS C 205 6’2″ 180
283 9 Jordan Edgerton 3B UNC Pembroke NC U 437 6’1″ 190
313 10 Matt Tellor 1B Southeast Missouri State MO C NR 6’5″ 210
343 11 Luis Gamez RHP Cienega Az HS NR 6’2″ 175
373 12 Patrick Dorian 2B Kingston NY HS NR 6’2″ 188
403 13 Caleb Beech RHP Shelton State Al CC NR 6’4″ 215
433 14 Joseph Daris CF Azusa Pacific Ca U 476 5’10″ 170
463 15 Caleb Dirks RHP California Baptist Ca U 447 6’3″ 225
493 16 Brandon Barker RHP Mercer Ga U NR 6’3″ 200
523 17 Ashton Perritt RHP Liberty Va U 204 6’1″ 195
553 18 Jacob Webb RHP Tabor College Ks C NR 6’1″ 200
583 19 Codey McElroy SS Cameron University Ok U NR 6’6″ 210
613 20 Wigberto Nevarez C Lubbock Christian University TX U NR 6’3″ 230
643 21 Jake Godrey  Godfrey CF RHP Providence Catholic Il HS 130 6’3″ 215
673 22 Sean Godfrey CF Ball Stae Univeristy In U 239 6’2″ 180
703 23 Tanner Krietemeier 1B Oklahoma State OK U NR 6’2″ 210
733 24 Kevin Reiher C Prairie State Il C NR 5’10″ 190
763 25 Kyle Kinman LHP Bellevue Univeristy Wa U NR 5’11″ 185
793 26 Trevor Sprowl 2B Auburn-Montgomery Al U NR 6’0″ 185
823 27 Carl Stajduhar 1B Rocky Mountain Co HS NR 6’1″ 215
853 28 Matt Sims RHP UT San Antonio TX U NR 6’3″ 195
883 29 Dazon Cole RHP West Bloomfield (Mi.) HS Mi HS NR 5’11″ 180
913 30 Jared James OF Sacramento CC Ca CC NR 6’1″ 185
943 31 Salvatore Giardina C Lynn University Fl U NR 6’4″ 215
973 32 Tucker Baca LHP North Gwinnett HS Ga HS 442 6’4″ 180
1003 33 Doug Still LHP Sikeston (Mo.) HS Mo HS NR 6’2″ 170
1033 34 Nick Leonard RHP Mountain Vista (Co.) HS Co HS NR 6’0″ 195
1063 35 Ryan Kokora RHP Fairview (Co.) HS Co HS NR 6’4″ 180
1093 36 Larry Crisler CF Bishop Noll Institute In HS NR 6’2″ 195
1123 37 Gavin Sheets 1B Gilman School Md HS NR 6’4″ 215
1153 38 J.J. Franco 2B Brown RI U NR 5’8″ 170
1183 39 Grayson Byrd SS Kings Ridge Christian Ga HS 479 6’3″ 170
1213 40 Randy Santiesteban 2B Peru State Ne C NR 6’1″ 190

And here’s link to posts about the first ten selections

First Pick Braxton Davidson

Pick 2 Garrett Fulncheck  (Note that tis post also includes my initial look at Davidson. I’ve since revised my position and that’s reflected in the first link. Hey, I get to change my mind too )

Pick 3 Max Povse

Picks 4 through 10

That’s A Wrap

We haven’t yet revised on Braves prospect list to include the new players. As I write this only Davidson and Fulencheck have agree to sign so any realignment would be a bit premature. We’ll let the dust settle then put it together for you. If you have questions about the any of these payers let us me know and we’ll get you the information,

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  • http://tomahawktake.com/ carpengui

    Well, there _were_ a pair of unrelated Godfreys: both center fielders, oddly enough (which is gonna be real annoying to keep track of…if they both sign). Rounds 21 and 22.

    • fireboss

      I stand – or sit- corrected . As you can see above my list had one of them spelled GODREY. so I missed that. They live about 200 miles apart so there’s a chance they are shirttail relations. I’ll Fix it :)