Texas A&M SS Braden Shewmake was considered a fringe first-round candidate entering the 2019 MLB Draft on Monday night.
However, the Atlanta Braves had other plans, taking the Aggie star with the No. 21 overall pick in Round 1 of the event in Secaucus, New Jersey.
Now, Shewmake knows his MLB team, and he’ll await his minor league assignment in the coming days. After he was picked, MLB Network analyst Carlos Peña broke down what the Braves are getting:
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) June 4, 2019
Shewmake had a down year by his standards in 2019, hitting only .315 with 14 doubles, six home runs and 47 RBI.
Still, the Braves saw the talent that made him a star in College Station, and now it’ll be up to him to make it to the majors as quickly as possible.