Langeliers was the second catcher taken, behind No. 1 overall pick Adley Rutschman. The Braves received the No. 9 pick as compensation for failing to sign last year’s first selection, pitcher Carter Stewart.
Langeliers had five hits, including three home runs, and an NCAA tournament record 11 RBIs in an NCAA tournament game last weekend.
It was the Braves’ first choice under Brown. The pick also bucked the organization’s trend of taking prep arms; it instead opted to take advantage of a strong group of position players at the top of the draft.