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Padres grab prep speedster Boykin in Round 12

Padres grab prep speedster Boykin in Round 12

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Padres grab prep speedster Boykin in Round 12

Padres assistant general manager Chad MacDonald called Rod Boykin a tremendous get for the team in the 12th round (358th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

A center fielder from Edgewood Academy in Alabama, Boykin hit .538 with 56 stolen bases.

"A plus-plus athlete with plus-plus impact speed," MacDonald said.

Boykin has the option of becoming a dual-sport athlete (football) at Alabama State if he doesn't sign with the Padres.

Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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