Most Productive 2017 Padres’ Draft Picks Thus Far

October 3, 2017

Mackenzie Gore, who is compared to Clayton Kershaw, and Luis Campusano, a catcher who looks like an absolute stud so far, are the names to remember from the San Diego Padres’ 2017 MLB draft class. While those two have had some exciting success in their early careers, there are other draftees who deserve to be written about as well, based on their excellent 2017 seasons. With that being said, here…

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Padres’ Draft Fits Recent Pattern

June 14, 2017

Don’t try to figure it out, you’ll drive yourself crazy. Or maybe, there might be a method somewhere in there. The Padres first three picks in the 2017 MLB draft were, shall we say, confusing. At least on the surface. Right off the top, it should be noted that every pundit seems to say the same thing about MacKenzie Gore: he has all the stuff you want, four pitches, good…

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Recap of Rounds 1-10 of the San Diego Padres 2017 MLB Draft

June 14, 2017

Round 1, Pick #3– MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville (N.C.) HS In the weeks leading up to the 2017 MLB Draft, the Padres were scouting a number of top-end talents, including all of the big five players of Hunter Greene, Royce Lewis, Brendan McKay, Kyle Wright, and MacKenzie Gore. A lot was going to depend on how the first two selections played out, but the Padres appeared to be most heavy…

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RHP Alex Cunningham is the Padres Ninth Round Pick

June 13, 2017

  With their ninth-round selection, the Padres took a RHP out of Coastal Carolina by the name of Alex Cunningham. That is three straight college pitchers, and Cunningham is coming off winning a National Championship in Carolina. He is a right-handed pitcher who has had decent success in college, going 25-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 56 games and 312 inning pitched. During his span in college he struck out…

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The San Diego Padres Draft a SS with 8th Round Selection (Olivier Basabe)

June 13, 2017

  Today was an exciting day for the future of the San Diego Padres. The middle rounds are what can make or break a franchise. The team had eight selections today and it is safe to say they attained their goal of collecting high-ceiling prospects that fit the mold of what they want from young players. It is no secret that the team has had a glaring weakness at shortstop…

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It’s the Seventh Round & Pick #198 is LHP Nick Margevicius By the Padres

June 13, 2017

  After taking six straight high school players, the team drafted a left-handed collegiate pitcher out of Morehead State. The team already selected Mackenzie Gore, Luis Campusano, Blake Hunt, Mason House, Sam Keating, Jonny Hozma, and Aaaron Leasher, so who would they eye for their fifth selection of the day, and eighth overall? The Padres took another little-known LHP out of college named Nick Margevicius. He pitched for Rider University,…

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Pick #168 in the 6th Round & the Padres Select LHP Aaron Leasher

June 13, 2017

  With six high school athletes selected with the Padres’ first six picks, the team was surely going to take a collegiate athlete in the sixth round, right? Right? A.J., Right? Well the team finally did, as they selected LHP Aaron Leasher out of Morehead State. He is 21 years old and holds a 16-10 career record in college. In 211 inning pitched for Morehead, he has struck out 248…

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With Pick #108 in the Fourth Round, the Padres Select Sam Keating

June 13, 2017

  Fourth round picks aren’t guaranteed success, but the Padres may have found a decent pick in this morning’s draft. With pick #108 of the 2017 MLB Draft, the Padres took Sam Keating He is someone to keep an eye on in the near future. The young right-hander has a decent mid-90’s fastball with developing secondary pitches. He will add to the pitching depth in the Padres’ farm system. A.J….

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The San Diego Padres Select Mason House With Pick #78 in the Draft

June 13, 2017

The San Diego Padres landed their man, as they selected Mackenzie Gore with the third overall selection in the draft. The prep pitcher out of North Carolina is truly polished and the excitement regarding him is justified. With the next two picks, the team selected high school catchers, which turned everybody’s head in San Diego. Luis Campusano and Blake Hunt are true catchers in the terms that they will surely…

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N.L. West Day 1 Draft Recap

June 13, 2017

  Here is a rundown of the Padres’ picks from day one of the draft, as well as the picks of the other N.L. West clubs. Scouting reports are largely based on mlb.com’s prospect watch. Ceiling and risk grades are my own and based on skill set, age, and what is expected from the position. On day one, the Padres strengthened their depth up the middle by stockpiling another high-ceiling…

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With #69 Pick the Padres Select Catching Prep Blake Hunt

June 12, 2017

  With their third selection on the night, the Padres took catcher, Blake Hunt. Yes, I know they already took a catcher with their second pick. But you can never figure out what A.J. Preller is up to. You just have to let it go. He, again, is a high-upside pick that should help solidify the Padres’ minor league system. The young man has all the tools for success and…

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Padres Select Luis Campusano with Pick #39 in the 2017 MLB Draft * With Video

June 12, 2017

  After selecting Mackenzie Gore with the third pick in the draft, the Padres turned their attention towards their second selection. Holding the 39th position in the draft, the Padres again went with the best athlete on the board. Or at least that is what they feel. A.J. Preller indicated that was the team’s strategy and they kept to it. Building a sold core is very important, as the Padres…

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