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Padres Add More Talent

Day 2 of the MLB Draft saw power arms and speed



    Padres Add More Talent
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    The Padres hope they found another gem like Mat Latos in this week's eraft.

    The Padres have been playing in Petco Park for seven years now, and they think they've figured out what it takes to win there. 

    The formula is pretty simple: power arms and speed on defense. If you look at the first two days of the MLB draft, you'll see the Padres are heavy on hard-throwing pitchers, speedy outfielders who can run a lot and infielders who hit the ball in the gaps and don't strike out very much.  Here's the entire list of their first 30 picks:

    1. Karsten Whitson RHP 6-3 195 Chipley HS (FL) Chipley, FL
    2. Jedd Gyorko INF 5-10 195 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
    3. Zach Cates RHP 6-3 200 Northeast Texas CC Conway, AR
    4. Chris Bisson INF 5-11 185 University of Kentucky Orleans, Ontario
    5. Jablonski (Rico) Noel OF 5-9 175 Coastal Carolina University Lawton, OK
    6. John Barbato RHP 6-2 185 Felix Varela Senior HS (FL) Miami, FL
    7. A.J. Vanegas RHP 6-3 205 Redwood Christian HS (CA) Castro Valley, CA
    8. Jose Dore OF 6-1 170 The First Academy (FL) Kissimmee, FL
    9. Joshua Spence LHP 6-1 190 Arizona State University Victoria, Australia
    10. Houston Slemp OF 6-1 200 Eastern Oklahoma St. JC Tulsa, OK
    11. Brian Guinn INF 6-1 170 UC Berkeley El Sobrante, CA
    12. Christopher Franklin RHP 6-1 200 Southeastern Louisiana University Oneonta, AL
    13. Miguel Pena LHP 6-2 170 San Jacinto College (TX) Avondale, AZ
    14. Thomas Medica C 6-2 215 Santa Clara University San Jose, CA
    15. Sean Dwyer INF 6-0 190 Tavares HS (FL) Tavares, FL
    16. Connor Hofmann OF 6-0 170 St. Augustine HS (CA) San Diego, CA
    17. Wesley Cunningham INF 6-2 200 Murray St. University Louisville, KY
    18. Daniel Meeley OF 6-0 190 Connors St. College Midwest City, OK
    19. Tyler Norwood RHP 6-3 215 Southern Union State JC (GA) Prattville, AL
    20. Paul Bingham INF 6-3 205 Indiana University (PA) Hanover, PA
    21. Connor Powers INF 6-2 230 Mississippi State University Naperville, IL
    22. Tyler Stubblefield INF 5-10 185 Kennesaw State University Woodstock, GA
    23. Xorge Carrillo C 6-1 220 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
    24. Rocky Gale C 6-1 190 University of Portland Keizer, OR
    25. Josue Montanez LHP 6-2 195 Ramon Vila Mayo HS (PR) San Juan, Puerto Rico
    26. Cory Hahn OF 5-10 160 Mater Dei HS (CA) Santa Ana, CA
    27. Matthew Branham RHP 6-5 220 University of South Carolina Upstate Columbia, SC
    28. Jacoby Almaraz INF 6-3 185 Lady Bird Johnson HS (TX) San Antonio, TX
    29. Mykal Stokes OF 6-2 170 Orange Coast College Tustin, CA
    30. Donald Snelten LHP 6-6 215 Lakes Community HS Antioch, IL

    Rounds 31-50 take place Wednesday. Remember, Mike Piazza was a 62nd round pick, so the Padres will be looking for that "diamond in in the rough," talking to area scouts and maybe taking a chance on a kid who some day becomes an All-Star.