Braves Await Tuesday Draft

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have their highest draft pick in 18 years on Tuesday. But the team's director of scouting says that hasn't made it easier for him to predict the player the team will select.

The Braves have the No. 7 pick in the amateur draft, the team's highest draft position since taking Mike Kelly No. 2 overall in 1991 - one year after Chipper Jones was the No. 1 pick.

San Diego State right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg is widely expected to be the top pick Tuesday. Braves scouting director Roy
Clark says there's no consensus on what will happen next. He says
most of his scenarios have the Braves drafting a pitcher first.

Clark says right-handed pitcher Zack Wheeler of East Paulding High and outfielder Donavan Tate of Cartersville High are expected to be high first-round picks.