Little Rock's Frontline Athlete Management Boasts Five First Round Picks In MLB Draft

Frontline Athlete Management of Little Rock continues to add to its deep roster of baseball talent.

The firm started by agent Darek Braunecker advised more first-round picks in this year’s Major League Baseball Draft than any other agency, according to Braunecker himself represents three of Frontline’s five first round picks, giving him the second-highest total of players in the top 33 picks.

Picks No. 4, 7, 8, 21 and 26 are Frontline clients. Based on 2012 contract information, those picks are worth about $13 million. Last year’s No. 4 pick earned $4.2 million.

Frontline is already home to pitchers (and Arkansas' own) like A.J. Burnett, Cliff Lee, Drew Smyly and Travis Wood.  

Braunecker’s newest clients include:

  • Kohl Stewart, Pitcher, No. 4 overall, Minnesota Twins
  • Trey Ball, Pitcher, No. 7, Boston Red Sox
  • Hunter Dozier, Shortstop No. 8, Kansas City Royals

Other Frontline players selected:

  • Nick Ciuffo, Catcher, No. 21, Tampa Bay Rays
  • Rob Kaminsky, Pitcher, No. 28, St. Louis Cardinals

Here’s more on Braunecker from the Dec. 17, 2012 Arkansas Business.