Padres Add 27 More on Draft Day II
Draft total now at 20
The Friars have selected 30 players so far in the 2009 MLB Draft.
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:
- Donavan Tate - OF - Cartersville HS
- Everett Williams - OF - McCallum HS
- Jerry Sullivan - RHP - Oral Roberts University
- Keyvius Sampson - RHP - Forest HS
- Jason Hagerty - C - University of Miami
- James Needy - RHP - Santana HS
- Miles Mikolas - RHP - Nova Southeastern University
- Nathan Freiman - INF - Duke University
- Christopher Fetter - RHP - University of Michigan
- Ryan Hinson - LHP - Clemson University
- Andrew Madrigal - RHP - San Jacinto JC
- Brayden Drake - INF - Missouri State University
- Matt Vern - INF - Texas Christian University
- Nicholas Greenwood - LHP - University of Rhode Island
- Matthew Lollis - RHP - Riverside CC
- Griffin Benedict - C - Georgia Southern University
- Jorge Reyes - RHP - Oregon State University
- Shuhei Fujiya - RHP - University of Northern Iowa
- Christopher Tremblay - INF - Kent State University
- John Wooten - INF - Eastern Wayne HS
- Kendall Korbal - RHP - Blinn College
- Cody Decker - INF - UCLA
- Jeff Ibarra - LHP - Lee University
- Bo Davis - OF - University of Southern Mississippi
- Ty Wright - OF - Georgian Southern University
- Kevin Winn - INF - Louisiana Tech University
- Cameron Monger - OF - University of New Mexico
- Vince Belnome - INF - West Virginia University
- Robert Poutier - RHP - University of Virginia
- Wande Olabisi - OF - Stanford University
The draft concludes Thursday with rounds 31-50.