Padres News: Padres Day Two Draft Tracker

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After an interesting first day of the 2016 MLB Draft, the San Diego Padres begin day two of the MLB Draft. On Day One the Padres selected RHP Cal Quantrill, SS Hudson Sanchez, and LHP Eric Lauer in the first round, and OF Buddy Reed and RHP Reggie Lawson in the second round.

What follows is a pick by pick breakdown of all the Padres selections from the second day of the 2016 MLB Draft (Rounds 3-10).

Round Three- Pick #85: Mason Thompson, RHP, Round Rock High School

With the first pick of the third round, the San Diego Padres selected RHP Mason Thompson out of Round Rock, Texas. Like Cal Quantrill, Thompson is coming off a tommy john surgery, which explains his fall all the way to the third round. Arguably a first round talent at 6’7” and 187 pounds, Thompson comes with a mid-90s fastball and a lot of long term upside. The surgery obviously brings a lot of risk, but Thompson could be a worthwhile risk for the Padres in the third round. The pick also establishes that the Padres are spreading their money throughout the draft and looking to get a good quantity of solid additions to the farm system. Thompson is currently committed to Texas and projects as over slot value but, with the money the Padres saved in the first round with under slot selections, the Padres can go over slot value to convince Thompson to forgo his commitment and sign.

Round Four- Pick #114 : Joseph Lucchesi, LHP, Southeast Missouri 

With the 114th pick of the 2016 MLB Draft, the San Diego Padres selected LHP Joey Lucchesi out of Southeast Missouri State, who was named to the third team All-American team this last season. Lucchesi throws 90-94 and struck out a lot of batters during his college years. The senior finished the season with a 2.19 ERA, with a division one leading 149 strikeouts, with only 37 walks, in 111 innings. Beyond that, Lucchesi was the first pitcher to repeat as OVC Pitcher of the Year.

Round Five- Pick #144: Lake Bachar, RHP, University of Wisconsin- Whitewater 

With the 135th of the 2016 MLB Draft, the San Diego Padres selected RHP Lake Bachar out of University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, who was a two sport athlete in high school and college. After playing football his freshman year, Bachar devoted himself to baseball, where his future was brightest. Bachar got glowing reviews from scouts after switching to baseball full time, with strong on field stats to back up those evaluations. With three above average pitches that he can throw for strikes, including a mid-90s fastball with decent secondary pitches in his curveball and slider, Bachar could end up being a quality pick for the Padres in the fifth round. 

Round Six- Will Stillman, RHP, Wofford College

With their sixth round selection, the San Diego Padres selected RHP Will Stillman out of Wofford College. Stillman was a closer at Wofford and sits in the low to mid-90s and can reach up to 96 mph. An impressive showing in the Cape Cod League, 24 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings, shows the promise of the right hander. It’s unlikely Stillman profiles as a closer at the next level, but he could be a useful bullpen piece for a big league club.

Will Stillman out of Wofford made some money blowing away Kyle Lewis with 93-94 mph fastball in SoCon matchup #MLBDraft

— John Manuel (@johnmanuelba) June 10, 2016

Round Seven- Daniel Dallas, LHP, Canisius HS

With their seventh round selection, the San Diego Padres selected LHP Daniel Dallas out of Canisius HS. Dallas is a left hander that throws low-90s and has pretty solid makeup. Dallas is committed to Monmouth University but may sign with the Padres directly out of high school. 

Round Eight- Ben Sheckler , LHP, Cornerstone University 

With their eighth round selection, the San Diego Padres selected LHP Ben Sheckler from Cornerstone University. What Sheckler has above all else is size, as he stands at 6’7” tall and sits over 250 pounds. Sheckler is the seventh pitcher in a row the Padres have selected and the sixth on day two. 

Round Nine- Jesse Scholtens, RHP, Wright State University

With their ninth round selection, the San Diego Padres selected another pitcher, this time RHP Jesse Scholtens out of Wright State University. Scholtens is pretty big at 6’4” 230 pounds but is known for being more of a strike thrower than a stuff guy. Scholtens projects long term as a possible fifth starter or high leverage reliever and is most known for throwing the first perfect game in Wright State history in March.

Round Ten- Charles “Boomer” White, Second Baseman, Texas A&M

With their tenth round pick, the San Diego Padres selected infielder Charles White from Texas A&M University. White profiles as a gifted hitter without much power who lacks a real defensive home. White was announced as a second baseman but he played mostly third base in college. Reportedly there is also a strong chance White elects to not sign and instead goes back to school. After a long run of pitchers, the Padres ended day two with a position player in round ten. 

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Patrick Brewer
Editorial and Prospect Writer for East Village Times. Twenty-five years young, Patrick has lived in San Diego for his entire life and has been a Padres fan nearly as long. Patrick lives for baseball and is always looking to learn new things about the game he loves through advanced stats.

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