Braves Ink Two Players From Samford

The Braves have signed two players from Samford for the 2019 season.

Middle infielder/RHP Blaine Smith is a sophomore with the Bulldogs. Smith was plagued by injuries during his first year with Samford, but after a solid summer is expected to challenge for a starting spot in the middle infield. Smith is also expected to see time on the mound out of the bullpen. Coming out of high school Blaine was the No.2 rated middle infielder in Alabama.

Dreier is a freshman catcher who will see time in a reserve role this spring. He could also see duty at first base and as the designated hitter. Coming out of high school, Kaden was the No. 2 ranked catcher in Tennessee.