Bousfield was recommended by Padres scout Andrew Salvo, who also recommended outfielder and second-round pick Michael Gettys on Thursday.
"Sold defense at all three outfield spots, but definitely stick in center field," Salvo said. [He has a] feel to hit with surprising power for his size. He does all the little things right. He's instinctual."
With the selection of Bousfield in the fifth round, the Padres selected four position players in their first five picks.
The Draft concludes on Saturday, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 10 a.m. PT.
Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.