The Atlanta Braves selected OF/C Tyler Tewell and P Nathan Hyatt in back to back rounds on Tuesday in the MLB Amatuer draft.
Hyatt was selected in the 13th round, (#419 Overall) while Tewell was selected in the 14th round (#449 Overall).
Hyatt set a single season record for saves with sixteen, and is still only two saves away from the career saves record at Appalachian. Hyatt worked exclusively as a closer in 2012 for the first time in his career. Hyatt has a fastball that has potential in the upper 90’s.
Tewell was drafted as a catcher, but played right field for the majority of the 2012 campaign. Tewell finished the season batting .357 with 6 HR and 45 RBI. As a catcher, Tewell has great speed, which led to him leading the team in doubles, triples, and hits.