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Round 15 pick Marksberry is Braves' first lefty

Round 15 pick Marksberry is Braves' first lefty

Round 15 pick Marksberry is Braves' first lefty

After taking six right-handed pitchers, the Braves finally jumped on their first left-hander, taking Campbell's Matt Marksberry in the 15th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft with the 463rd overall selection.

After undergoing Tommy John surgery the summer before arriving at Campbell, Marksberry steadily improved throughout his collegiate career, finishing 2013 with an 8-2 record and 73 strikeouts, tied for ninth most in the Big South Conference.

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Eric Single is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Braves beat writer Mark Bowman reported on Jason and Jacob Heyward from Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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