Padres Add 27 More on Draft Day II

Draft total now at 20

By Derek Togerson
|  Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009  |  Updated 5:24 PM PDT
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Padres Add 27 More on Draft Day II

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The Friars have selected 30 players so far in the 2009 MLB Draft.

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The Padres selected 16 position players and 14 pitchers through the first two days of the MLB draft.

We've learned something very important about the Padres: They're going to be a heck of a lot more athletic in a few years.

While the previous regime under Sandy Alderson was focused on high on-base percentage guys who weren't necessarily great players, Jeff Moorad likes to put athletes on the field who know how to play exciting baseball.  Their first two picks on Tuesday were arguably the two best high school outfielders in this year's class (Donavan Tate and Everett Williams; both graded as Top 25 talents).  Even last year, there's no way the Padres would have taken players like that.

On Wednesday, rounds 4-30 were completed.  This time the focus shifted to pitchers, including Santana High School right-hander James Needy. Overall, the Padres have chosen 16 position players and 14 pitchers with their first 30 picks.  Here's the complete, round-by-round list:

  1. Donavan Tate - OF - Cartersville HS
  2. Everett Williams - OF - McCallum HS
  3. Jerry Sullivan - RHP - Oral Roberts University
  4. Keyvius Sampson - RHP - Forest HS
  5. Jason Hagerty - C - University of Miami
  6. James Needy - RHP - Santana HS
  7. Miles Mikolas - RHP - Nova Southeastern University
  8. Nathan Freiman - INF - Duke University
  9. Christopher Fetter - RHP - University of Michigan
  10. Ryan Hinson - LHP - Clemson University
  11. Andrew Madrigal - RHP - San Jacinto JC
  12. Brayden Drake - INF - Missouri State University
  13. Matt Vern - INF - Texas Christian University
  14. Nicholas Greenwood - LHP - University of Rhode Island
  15. Matthew Lollis - RHP - Riverside CC
  16. Griffin Benedict - C - Georgia Southern University
  17. Jorge Reyes - RHP - Oregon State University
  18. Shuhei Fujiya - RHP - University of Northern Iowa
  19. Christopher Tremblay - INF - Kent State University
  20. John Wooten - INF - Eastern Wayne HS
  21. Kendall Korbal - RHP - Blinn College
  22. Cody Decker - INF - UCLA
  23. Jeff Ibarra - LHP - Lee University
  24. Bo Davis - OF - University of Southern Mississippi
  25. Ty Wright - OF - Georgian Southern University
  26. Kevin Winn - INF - Louisiana Tech University
  27. Cameron Monger - OF - University of New Mexico
  28. Vince Belnome - INF - West Virginia University
  29. Robert Poutier - RHP - University of Virginia
  30.  Wande Olabisi - OF - Stanford University

The draft concludes Thursday with rounds 31-50.

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