At 41st overall, he was drafted by Atlanta Braves and agreed to a $1.5 million contract, reneging on his promise to play college baseball in Georgia.
With the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Braves, Waters made his professional debut.
He was promoted to the Danville Braves of the Rookie Advanced Appalachian League after a season in which he batted .347/.448/.571 with two home runs, ten RBIs, and seven walks.
He slashed .255/.331/.383 with two home runs and 14 RBIs in 36 games for Danville.
On August 1, 2018, he was promoted to Class A-Advanced Florida State League’s Rome Braves from the South Atlantic League’s Class A team, where he earned All-Star honors.
He slashed .293/.343/.476 with nine home runs, 39 RBIs, and 23 stolen bases in 114 games between the two teams. As of this year, he is playing for the Mississippi Braves of the Southern League Class AA.
During the month of August, he was promoted to the Class AAA International League’s Gwinnett Stripers. He batted .309/360/459 with seven homers, 52 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases for the two teams in 134 games (134 starts).
The Southern League honored him with its MVP award. After the season, he was chosen for the 2019 WBSC Premier 12 squad of the United States of America.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the termination of the minor league season in 2020, so Waters did not play in a minor league game.
At Atlanta’s 60-man player pool, he spent the summer training alongside other players in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
He was assigned to Gwinnett, a Triple-A East team, for the 2021 season. June brought a trip to Coors Field for the All-Star Futures Game.
As an outfielder with Gwinnett, Waters hit 11 home runs, racked up 37 runs batted in, and swiped 28 bases in 103 games.
At 11:18 a.m. EST, the Atlanta Braves picked Waters’ contract and added him to the roster.
After suffering a hamstring injury in Major League Spring Training, Waters was placed on the injured list for AAA Gwinnett for the start of the 2022 season.
How Tall Is Drew Waters?
Drew Waters stands at a height of 1.88 m