Braves get two more draft and follow players

The Braves Show's Bill Shanks has more information on two more of the Braves' draft and follow players.

The Braves have signed left-handed pitcher Eric Barrett and have agreed to terms with outfielder David Berres.

Barrett just finished his sophomore season at John A. Logan College in Illinois. He's a six-foot-three, 195-pounder originally from Marion, Illinois. Barrett was born on December 19, 1986.

This season for the Volunteers Barrett was 8-1 in 12 games (9 starts) with an ERA of 2.25. He allowed 48 hits in 64 innings pitched, 25 runs, 16 earned runs, 23 walks, and 93 strikeouts.

Berres is a six-foot-one, 185-pound outfielder from South Suburban College in Chicago. He was born three days before Barrett on December 16, 1986.

Berres hit .406 for the Bulldogs with 1 home run, 30 RBI, 73 hits in 180 at bats, and 14 doubles.

The Braves signed four draft and follow players two weeks ago. They are expected to sign three or four more before the draft next month.

Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Braves‘ traditional scouting and player development philosophies. He can be heard on 680 the Fan in Atlanta and 105.5 the Fan in Macon. Email Bill at

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