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Braves stick with bloodlines in selecting Manwaring

Braves stick with bloodlines in selecting Manwaring

Braves stick with bloodlines in selecting Manwaring

For the third straight pick, the Braves took a prospect with baseball bloodlines Friday, selecting third baseman Dylan Manwaring in the ninth round, the 283rd overall selection of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

Manwaring, a Wake Forest commitment since he was a sophomore in high school, is the son of former Major League catcher Kirt Manwaring, who played 13 seasons with the Giants, Astros and Rockies between 1987-99.

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"He can hit," Braves scouting director Tony DeMacio said "He's got power."

 

Eric Single is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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