Padres’ Five Best and Worst Draft Picks of Petco Park Era

June 5, 2018

There are a lot of ways to evaluate a team’s draft history. For the San Diego Padres, it is certainly a checkered one and it seems like any big names they do draft end up becoming big somewhere else. That isn’t exactly the scouting department’s fault if the front office decides to deal draft picks they recommend. Let’s take a look back at some of the worst and best draft…

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Potential Early Round 2018 Draft Picks for the Padres

May 17, 2018

Major League Baseball’s draft is coming up on June 4, 2018. Although it still does not have the same allure as the NFL or NBA drafts, the draft has become bigger, and done so in an age where information is easily obtainable. Let’s dive into the Padres’ possibilities with their first pick at number seven and their competitive balance pick at 38. First Round – Seventh Overall Pick: Pick Value…

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An Early Look at the Padres’ 2018 MLB Draft

January 21, 2018

The offseason is well under way and A.J. Preller is ready to add more talent to the 4th best farm system in the league. He will seek solid prospect offers on Brad Hand and hopefully earn a return for Chase Headley. However, fans should keep their eyes on next summer’s MLB Amateur Draft.  In recent years, the avenue has provided thrilling players. from stud lefty Mackenzie Gore to tantalizing outfielder…

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The San Diego Padres Draft Another College Pitcher in Dominic Taccolini

June 13, 2017

  The San Diego Padres drafted yet another collegiate pitcher, as they selected Dominic Taccolini out of the University of Arkansas. He did not have the best numbers, but has shown a major league-quality arm. He went 4-1 last year in 20 games (five starts) for the Razorbacks, while posting a 4.24 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. His overall numbers at the school are 17-10 in four seasons with a…

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Padres News: Padres Select SS Sanchez & LHP Lauer Back-to-Back in 1st Round

June 9, 2016

One of the most important drafts in the history of the San Diego Padres is currently taking place. With six picks in the first 85 selections, and a depleted farm system, the Padres need a great draft. Cal Quantrill was selected with the teams first pick (#8 overall) early in the day. With the teams back-to-back selections, the team chose High School shortstop Hudson Sanchez and Kent State left-handed pitcher…

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Padres News: Padres Select Cal Quantrill with Their 1st Selection

June 9, 2016

The San Diego Padres have made their first selection and just as I predicted it was a college pitcher. The team is really weak in the upper minor league system as far as starting pitching goes. Quantrill will help fill that void in the next few seasons. Padres select Stanford RHP Cal Quantrill. Coming off Tommy John surgery last year. High upside. Some had him top three before surgery. —…

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