It’s already been an exciting week for Padres fans between Phil Maton’s debut and the MacKenzie Gore selection; however, things got even more interesting as last night went on. For one, the big league squad pummeled Bronson Arroyo and the Reds 9-3. Jose Pirela and Franchy Cordero starred in the game as the former notched another extra base hit and the latter belted his first major league home run.
Additionally, A.J. Preller did something rather unexpected when he opted to draft two of the top five catching prospects in the second round, Luis Campusano and Blake Hunt. Both project to stick behind the plate, but it’s Campusano that has the more intriguing bat and raw power. If you didn’t get a chance to take a look last night, our writing team put together a brief introduction of each pick and will continue to do the same over the next couple of rounds today.
Beginning at 10am PST, the third round of the draft will kick off, and it is fairly straightforward from here on out since the competitive rounds are both completed. The Padres will continue picking third in every round, which means they may very well have the opportunity to select local standout Nick Allen, who was expected to be selected in the second round. If they once again pass on Allen, here’s a couple of names to keep an eye on with their first pick:
Blayne Enlow, RHP, St. Amant HS (Louisiana)
Bryce Bonnin, RHP, Barbers Hill HS (Texas)
Tristan Beck, RHP, Stanford
Tanner Burns, RHP, Decatur HS (Alabama)
Jake Thompson, RHP, Oregon
Mason House, OF, Whitehouse HS (Texas)
Jacob Heatherly, LHP, Cullman HS (Alabama)
Missions: After three rough starts for the Chihuahuas, Kyle Lloyd returned to San Antonio to pitch a gem against the Corpus Christi Hooks, striking out ten and walking just one over seven innings of play.
TinCaps: The TinCaps dropped a second game, but Hudson Potts and G.K. Young did all they could to prevent that by recording three hit, one home run nights. Over his last ten games, Young is hitting .342 with 4 homers.