Atlanta Braves Draft History

All tables below are based on the amount of WAR each player produced during their first seven seasons in Major League Baseball. The WAR totals for each draft class include both Pitching and Hitting WAR, but excludes any player that did not sign with their drafting team. The total WAR also reflects the total value the drafted player provided, not just the value to his drafting team.

*Data accurate through 2019 season.

Top Five Draft Classes

2002Atlanta Braves48.4
2007Atlanta Braves48.0
2000Atlanta Braves46.2
1993Atlanta Braves38.8
1985Atlanta Braves36.9

Bottom Five Draft Classes

1973Atlanta Braves-3.5
1970Atlanta Braves-2.6
1994Atlanta Braves-2.0
1969Atlanta Braves-0.6
1971Atlanta Braves-0.4
This list excludes any season past 2010, since those draft classes have a multitude of active players.

Top Five Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
2002264Brian McCann34.7
199011Chipper Jones27.4
2007114Jason Heyward26.0
199311320Kevin Millwood23.6
2010270Andrelton Simmons23.2
List made from top five WAR values alone.

Five Biggest Busts

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
199112Mike Kelly0.7
198912Tyler Houston1.6
197613Ken Smith0.2
197714Tim ColeNo MLB Experience
197914Brad Komminsk0.9
List made from first round picks that produced less than 5.0 WAR in their first seven seasons and ordered by lowest overall pick.

Top Five Value Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
199311320Kevin Millwood23.6
1996531512Marcus Giles17.9
197923573Brett Butler15.1
196726504Dusty Baker11.8
199317488Jermaine Dye10.4
List made from top five WAR values where a player was drafted outside of the first ten rounds.

Top Five Unsigned Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
200827820Anthony Rendon32.7
1982489Randy Johnson22.2
198618450Tim Salmon22.0
200711348Brandon Belt17.5
198611268Steve Finley16.4
List made from top five WAR values where a player did not sign with the team.

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