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Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan . Recent Brookwood graduate Lucas Sims has been selected as the Gwinnett Daily Post's baseball pitcher of the year. Sims was drafted by Atlanta Braves with the 21st overall pick in the first round.

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MINOR-LEAGUE NOTES: Braves top-pick Sims gets belated pro start

After the emotional high of being drafted and signing your first contract comes the reality of the minor leagues. An adjust period is usually needed for young pitchers, no matter how early they are selected, and the Braves are taking things slow with Lucas Sims, their first-round draft choice.

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