A Way Too Early Look at Who the Padres Could Select with 3rd Pick in 2017 MLB Draft

December 15, 2016

    A Way Too Early Look at Who the Padres Could Draft with the 3rd Pick in Next Summer’s Amateur Draft: The San Diego Padres are picking third in next summer’s annual baseball amateur draft. I will discuss five names the Padres could be considering with the third overall pick. I have chosen five players with a slant towards ceiling, as that seems to be the direction A.J. Preller…

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Exploiting the Rule-5 Draft: A Padres’ Organizational Perspective

December 14, 2016

Exploiting the Rule-5 Draft: A Padres’ Organizational Perspective: The San Diego Padres selected three young kids in this year’s Rule-5 draft. They drafted one player and swung trades for the other two prospects. All three of the selections are higher ceiling talents, but their organizations decided to leave them unprotected. Because of the ceiling on these prospects, they were likely left unprotected by their organizations simply because they thought they…

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