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By Mark Inabinett
June 11, 2015

The Atlanta Braves selected Charles Henderson High School catcher Chase Smartt in the 35thround of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday.

Smartt, who is deaf, was named the Class 5A Hitter and Player of the Year for the 2015 season by the Alabama Sports Writers Association and was selected for's Super All-State Baseball Team.

After helping Charles Henderson win state championships in 2013 and 2014, Smartt hit .523 with seven homers, 50 RBIs and 54 runs while striking out only four times as a senior.

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Related: Chase Smartt overcomes deafness, emerges as one of state's best baseball players.