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Braves draft Albany's Griffin

June 8, 2004

Albany- Albany's Trevion Griffin may one day be the Atlanta Braves leadoff hitter.

The Braves drafted the former Monroe High product was taken in the 29th round Tuesday afternoon.

Griffin played for L.B. Wallace Community College in Alabama who finished second at the national junior college tournament.

L.B. Wallace jead coach Steve Helms says the Braves really like the speedy centerfielder's potential and will follow that progress for a year before deciding whether to sign him.

 Trevion Griffin had a .370 batting average with 45 stolen bases in his freshman season at LB Wallace.

In the 39th round, the Braves drafted Seminole County's Josh Ward.

Ward, who has signed with Chipola, was drafted by the Braves as a pitcher.

 Darton pitcher Nick Green says he was the victim of some mis-information. Green, who was an 11th round pick last year, wasn't drafted this year until 35th round when he was selected by the Anaheim Angels.

Green says that he has heard that most teams thought there would be problems signing the hard throwing righthander from Tifton.

Nick said last week he was ready to sign if the offer is right and he will meet with an Angels later this week to discuss a contract.

Nick Green says if doesn't turn pro he will sign with Valdosta State.

The Blazers had one player taken in the draft.

Pitcher Rob Wachman was taken by Cincinnati in the 32nd round.

posted at 11:55pm by roberth@walb.com

 

 

 

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