Braves Projected to Select Star Pitcher in MLB Draft According to Top Mocks

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The Atlanta Braves are expected to draft a top college pitcher in the 2020 MLB Draft. | Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The 2020 MLB Draft is still taking place in June, albeit in a much different format. There will only be five rounds of selections and that makes each pick a crucial one for every single team.

The Atlanta Braves are selecting No. 25 overall in the first round and will be looking to take a player who could arrive in the majors rather soon, as the team's championship window remains open with so much young talent in town. A few top mock drafts have the team taking college pitcher Chris McMahon out of Miami. Should this happen, it'd be the second time Atlanta invested in the righty.

Mock drafts on MLB.com and on Baseball America link the Braves to McMahon for a second time. The right-hander made 20 starts over three seasons, with the third being cut short this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He had a career 3.28 ERA in college along with 123 strikeouts in 112.1 total innings.

McMahon dealt with injuries his first two years in college, but was off to a 3-0 start with a 1.05 ERA before this year's shutdown. He stands 6-2 and would be a great young addition to the Braves rotation in the near future alongside other top prospects in the system like Ian Anderson and Kyle Wright.

The Braves took a chance on McMahon once and he decided to go to college. He is likely still loved by the organization after his great start to the 2020 season and the two sides could finally link up if he falls to No. 25 overall.