Braves move top picks, add star arms
The Boston Braves are hoping to make some noise in the Norris Division after three straight seasons of at least 115 losses. With that in mind, Boston’s front office traded the No. 1 overall pick and three prospects to acquire pitchers Jon Lester and Koji Uehara from Compton.
The Braves then moved down three spots out of the No. 2 spot to acquire outfielder Gregor Blanco from Louisville.
In addition to the top choice, Compton receives Gleyber Torres, Nick Travieso and Mike Matuella from Boston.