Friar Faithful Podcast: Full 2019 Draft Analysis
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In the first of two episodes this week, Deegs’ goes solo with an in-depth analysis of each 2019 MLB draft signee of the San Diego Padres.
CJ Abrams was one of the more extensive talks of the show, as the young 18-year-old shortstop has started his professional career with an absurd 20-game hitting streak.
San Diego had a strong draft on the high school front, which was another big topic in this podcast. Aside from Abrams, the Padres made several high-upside picks from the prep ranks.
Texas outfielder Hudson Head gained high praise from Deegs, with a potential five-tool player mix. The toolsy left-handed hitting outfielder signed for a record $3 million signing bonus in the third round and has started his pro career with a bang.
Two high-school prospects that were heavily discussed in the show were Bodi Rascon and Robert Briley. Both have imposing frames, standing at 6-foot-5, and are super projectible as they continue to mature.
Anthony Nuñez was another prospect that was heavily discussed. The 18-year-old switch-hitting shortstop has some upside at the plate but is easily one of the best defenders in the entire 2019 graduating class. The 29th-round selection of the Friars is an intriguing prospect to monitor moving forward.
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Thank you for the continued support of the podcast. Another episode will be dropping later on in the week, where James Clark of East Village Times will join Deegs in discussing some minor league prospects within the organization.
Diego works at Prep Baseball Report as an Area Scout in Illinois and Missouri. He graduated this spring with a Bachelor Degree in Communications and played four years of college baseball, logging nearly 50 innings of work in a relief role. Diego hopes to work in an MLB front office one day and has been a Padres fan since he was six years old.