The draft is happening

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In case you missed our coverage, be it known that the first round of the amateur draft went down last night.

Matthew Pouliot’s wrapup can be read here.  As-it-went-down reactions can be read here:

Pick number one;
Picks 2-5;
Picks 6-10;
Picks 11-15;
Picks 16-20;
Picks 21-25; and
Picks 26-33

Personally, I’m no draft expert. Not by a longshot. But I promise, I’ll let you know how all of these picks went down in about 5-7 years.

Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

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The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. The Braves, obviously, are making a longer-term play here by acquiring him, as he is under team control through 2022.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Dayton has a 3.42 career ERA with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings.