SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today selected 30 players on the third and final day of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft. Vice President/Assistant General Manager of Player Personnel Chad MacDonald made the announcement.
"I'm proud of the job that Scouting Director Billy Gasparino and his area scouts and cross-checkers did," said MacDonald. "This is a draft class that we can be proud of for many years to come."
>During the three-day First Year Player Draft, the Padres drafted 4 catchers, 10 infielders (2 1B, 1 2B, 7 SS), and 5 outfielders. San Diego selected outfielder Hunter Renfroe from Mississippi State (13th overall) with their first pick the 2013 draft. Of the 19 position players selected, 6 are left-handed hitters and 1 is a switch-hitter. San Diego selected 27 college players and 14 high school players. The Padres took position players with the first three picks and five of the first six. San Diego selected right-handed pitchers with seven of their last nine selections.
In all San Diego selected players from 19 states: Alabama (2), Arizona (1), California (5), Florida (4), Georgia (1), Idaho (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Mississippi (1), New Jersey (1), New York (1), North Carolina (2), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (1), Tennessee (1), Texas (7), Virginia (2), Washington (3); 2 countries & one U.S. territory: United States (39), Canada (1) and Guam (1).
San Diego selected 22 pitchers in the draft, including 11 of their final 16 picks. The Padres selected 17 right-handed pitchers and 5 left-handed pitchers. RHP Bryan Verbitsky (3rd round) from Hofstra University was the first college pitcher selected by the Padres, while right-handed pitcher Adrian De Horta (8th round) from South Hills High School (CA) was the first high school pitcher drafted by San Diego. In all, 18 of the 22 pitchers selected by San Diego were college pitchers.
Padres second round pick Dustin Peterson is the brother of D.J. Peterson who was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the first round (12th overall).
Padres 24th round pick Marcus Davis has had his 2009 Midland Redskins jersey on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. The Hall of Fame requested a Midland jersey and hat to outfit a mannequin and a team photo of the 2009 Connie Mack national championship team.
Padres 35th round pick Taylor Blair is the son of former Major League pitcher and current Padres bullpen coach Willie Blair. He was a Rawlings Central Region Honorable Mention. Blair has committed to play at Eastern Kentucky.
The Padres selected eight players (rounds 3-10) on Friday after making three selections on Thursday, the first day of the First Year Player draft.
SAN DIEGO PADRES 2013 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT SELECTIONS
RD. PLAYER POS. B/T HT WT SCHOOL HOMETOWN
1. Hunter Renfroe RF R/R 6-2 215 Mississippi State (MS) Crystal Springs, MS
2. Dustin Peterson SS R/R 6-2 185 Hilbert High School (AZ) Gilbert, AZ
CB-B. Jordan Paroubeck CF S/R 6-2 190 Serra High School (CA) San Mateo, CA
3. Bryan Verbitsky RHP R/R 5-11 205 Hofstra University (NY) Levittown, NY
4. Mason Smith CF R/R 6-2 195 Rocky Mountain High School (ID) Meridian, ID
5. Josh Van Meter SS L/R 5-11 165 Norwell High School (IN) Ossian, IN
6. Trevor Gott RHP R/R 6-0 190 Kentucky (KY) Lexington, KY
7. Jake Bauers 1B L/L 6-1 195 Marina High School (CA) Huntington Beach, CA
8. Adrian De Horta RHP R/R 6-3 185 South Hills High School (CA) La Puente, CA
9. Adam Cimber RHP R/R 6-2 180 University of San Francisco (CA) Puyallup, WA
10. Justin Livengood RHP R/R 6-3 215 UNC Wilmington (NC) Warburg, NC
11. Erik Schoenrock LHP R/L 6-2 200 Memphis (TN) Collierville, TN
12. Rob Boykin CF R/R 6-1 175 Edgewood Academy (AL) Montgomery, AL
13. Travis Remillard RHP R/R 6-0 200 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (OK Norman, OK
14. Ryan Miller C R/R 6-3 215 San Bernardino Valley College (CA) Hemet, CA
15. Tyler Dial C L/R 5-10 185 Gulf Coast CC (FL) Phenix City, AL
16. Payton Baskette LHP L/L 6-1 175 Grayson County College (TX) Ft. Worth, TX
17. Trae Santos 1B L/L 6-1 235 Troy University (AL) Barrigada, Guam
18. Brandon Fry LHP L/L 6-3 195 Pearl River CC (MS) Jacksonville, FL
19. Christian Summers SS L/R 6-4 215 Angelo State (TX) San Angelo, TX
20. Michael Miller C R/R 6-2 200 Dallas Baptist (TX) Mansfield, TX
21. Connor Jones RHP R/R 6-2 200 Great Bridge High School (VA) Chesapeake, VA
22. Chase Jensen SS R/R 6-3 195 Oklahoma City University (OK) Arlington, TX
23. Christopher Long RHP R/R 6-2 190 Darton State College (GA) Zebulon, GA
24. Marcus Davis LF L/L 6-2 215 Florida State (FL) Cincinnati, OH
25. Tony Rizzotti RHP R/R 6-4 225 Tulane University (LA) Arlington, TX
26. Josh Richardson RHP R/R 6-0 175 Liberty University (VA) Chesapeake, VA
27. Michael Bass 2B R/R 5-9 155 UNC Wilmington (NC) Fairmont, NC
28. Jace Chancellor RHP R/R 6-5 230 Lubbock Christian (TX) Slaton, TX
29. Kyle Lloyd RHP R/R 6-4 210 University of Evansville (IN) Sacramento, CA
30. Jason Jester RHP R/R 5-10 190 Texas A&M (TX) Hallsville, TX
31. Chris Okey C R/R 6-0 185 Eustis High School (FL) Mt. Dora, FL
32. Max Beatty RHP R/R 6-2 225 Pacific Lutheran University (WA) Vancouver, WA
33. Garrett Williams LHP L/L 6-3 195 Calvary Baptist Academy (LA) Shreveport, LA
34. Sean Carley RHP R/R 6-4 245 West Virginia University (WV) Melbourne, FL
35. Taylor Blair RHP R/R 6-3 185 Lexington Christian Academy (KY) Nicholsville, KY
36. Cornelius Copeland SS R/R 5-10 170 Lakewood High School (FL) Saint Petersburg, FL
37. Jeffery Enloe LHP L/L 6-5 215 Central Arkansas (AR) Gonzales, LA
38. Pete Kelich RHP R/R 6-2 185 Bryant University (RI) Jackson, NJ
39. Brock Carpenter SS R/R 6-3 200 Fife High School (WA) Milton, WA
40. Chris Thibideau SS R/R 5-11 175 Vauxhall High School (Canada) Cole Harbour, NS