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Padres Finalize 2017 Draft Class

Friars select 41 players overall including two San Diego natives



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    The Padres finished their 2017 MLB Draft class with 30 more selections on Wednesday. Once again the theme was strength up the middle of the diamond.

    Between the 9th and 16th rounds the Friars took eight straight pitchers, three of them left-handers and one of them a local product. In the 13th round San Diego took Fresno State left-hander Fred Schlichtholz, a native of Coronado.

    The Padres grabbed another local hurler in the 35th round when they took Madison High School right-hander Kevin Abel, who was ranked as one of the top-200 prospects in the class but is going to be tough to sign due to his commitment to play at Oregon State.

    Overall the Padres had a clear emphasis on players who patrol the middle of the diamond. Of their 41 selections, nearly 75% are pitchers, catchers, shortstops or centerfielders and several others have the potential to convert into catchers.

    The full 2017 Padres draft class looks like this:

    RD.     PLAYER                  POS.     HT    WT     B/T   SCHOOL      
    1.      MacKenzie Gore          LHP      6-2   185    L/L   Whiteville High School (NC)
    2.      Luis Campusano-Bracero  C        6-0   215    R/R   Cross Creek High School (GA)
    CBB.    Blake Hunt              C        6-3   205    R/R   Mater Dei High School (CA)
    3.      Mason House             OF       6-3   200    L/L   Whitehouse High School (TX)
    4.      Sam Keating             RHP      6-3   195    R/R   Caterbury High School (FL)
    5.      Jonny Homza             3B       6-1   190    R/R   South Anchorage High School (AK)
    6.      Aaron Leasher           LHP      6-3   195    L/L   Morehead State University (KY)
    7.      Nick Margevicius        LHP      6-5   220    L/L   Rider University (NJ)
    8.      Olivier Basabe          SS       5-11  190    R/R   Faulkner University (AL)
    9.      Alex Cunningham         RHP      6-0   210    R/R   Coastal Carolina University (SC)
    10.     Dominic Taccolini       RHP      6-3   230    R/R   University of Arkansas (AR)
    11.     Chandler Newman         RHP      6-2   175    R/R   Chattahoochee Valley Community College (AL)
    12.     Thomas Cosgrove         LHP      6-2   190    L/L   Manhattan College (NY)
    13.     Fred Schlichtholz       LHP      6-3   220    L/L   Fresno State University (CA)
    14.     Vijay Miller            RHP      6-2   180    R/R   East Mississippi Community College (MS)
    15.     Cole Bellinger          RHP      6-1   175    R/R   Hamilton High School (AZ)
    16.     Joey Cantillo           LHP      6-4   235    L/L   Kailua High School (HI)
    17.     Jason Pineda            1B       6-1   220    R/R   James Monroe High School (NY)
    18.     Cam Sanders             RHP      6-2   170    R/R   Northwest Florida State College (FL)
    19.     Nicholas Feight         1B       5-11  200    R/R   University of North Carolina Wilmington (NC)
    20.     Duke Ellis              OF       6-3   160    L/L   Panola College (TX)
    21.     Greg Lambert            OF       6-1   195    R/R   Southern Illinois University (IL)
    22.     Jake Lyons              RHP      6-5   271    R/R   Weatherford College (TX)
    23.     Luis Roman              3B       6-0   220    L/R   Texas Wesleyan University (TX)
    24.     Harrison Simon          RHP      6-4   210    R/R   Loyola Marymount University (CA)
    25.     Robbie Podorsky         OF       5-8   170    R/R   McNeese State University (LA)
    26.     Daniel Cabrera          OF       6-1   185    L/L   Parkview Baptist School (LA)
    27.     Christian Robinson      OF       6-2   205    L/L   Viera High School (FL)
    28.     Noel Vela               LHP      6-0   150    L/L   Veterans Memorial High School (TX)
    29.     Jalen Washington        C        6-1   195    R/R   Ohio State University (OH)
    30.     Chandler Seagle         C        6-0   185    R/R   Appalachian State University (NC)
    31.     Tyler Benson            OF       6-0   175    L/R   Bloomsburg University (PA)
    32.     Matthew Batten          SS       6-0   170    R/R   Quinnipiac University (CT)
    33.     Caleb Boushley          RHP      6-3   180    R/R   University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (WI)
    34.     Henry Marchese          OF       6-3   185    L/R   Adlai E. Stevenson High School (IL)
    35.     Kevin Abel              RHP      6-2   180    R/R   Madison High School (CA)
    36.     Shane Muntz             C        6-4   240    R/R   Malvern Preparatory School (PA)
    37.     Logan Browning          LHP      5-7   165    L/L   Florida Southern College (FL)
    38.     Jeremy Smith            RHP      6-1   195    R/R   Southwestern Oklahoma State University (OK)
    39.     Justin Paulsen          1B       6-0   215    L/R   Missouri State University (MO)
    40.     Chad Stevens            3B       6-3   190    R/R   Gig Harbor High School (WA)