Braves select three high school pitchers on first day of 2022 MLB Draft

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The Braves have made their selections at 20 and 35, choosing intriguing two-way high school prospect Owen Murphy and high school pitcher JR Ritchie, respectively.

Murphy is a very interesting prospect; he put up video game numbers and absolutely dominated his competition:

The 35th pick, JR Ritchie, is no slouch either. He was also the State Player of the Year like Murphy in Illinois. Ritchie took the honor home in Washington:

In the second round, the Braves continued to seek out talented high school arms — snagging Cole Phillips with the 57th pick:

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