SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres today announced they have signed 22 of the club's 40 draft selections including the club's first three selections in infielder Trea Turner (13th overall selection), outfielder Michael Gettys (second round) and right-handed pitcher Zech Lemond (third round). Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcements.
Turner was selected with the 13th overall pick out of North Carolina State University by the Padres. Recommended by Padres Area Scout Tyler Stubblefield, Turner hit .321 (69-for-215) this past season for the Wolfpack, collecting 12 doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 65 runs scored, 26 stolen bases along with a .418 on-base percentage as well as a .516 slugging percentage in 54 games as a junior in 2014. The right-handed hitting infielder ranked among the Atlantic Coast Conference leaders in several offensive categories during the 2014 season, including: runs (1st), stolen bases (1st), home runs (T-4th), slugging percentage (T-4th) and total bases (54, T-5th).
Gettys was selected in the second round by the padres with the 51st overall pick out of Gainesville High School in Gainesville, GA. Recommended by Padres Area Scout Andrew Salvo, the 18-year-old outfielder hit for a .372 batting average (32-for-86) with seven doubles, nine home runs, 33 runs scored, 14 stolen bases and 40 RBI with a .452 on-base percentage and .767 slugging percentage in 28 games during his senior season for the Red Elephants in 2014. In addition to his work at the plate, the 6-1, 210 pound outfielder pitched to a 5-3 record with a 1.25 ERA (8 ER, 44.2 IP) with 71 strikeouts against 14 walks while limiting the opposition to a .220 average in eight appearances on the mound.
Lemond was selected by the Padres in the third round (86th overall). He is a 6-1, 170 pound right-handed pitcher out of Rice University who posted a 4-1 record with a 1.34 ERA (8 ER, 53.2 IP) with three saves over 15 appearances, five starts, during his junior season for the Owls in 2014. He also went 2-0 with 1.25 ERA (5 ER, 36.0 IP) in his five starts and averaged 7.1 innings as the team's Friday night starter, including 36 strikeouts in 36.0 innings pitched. The Houston, TX, native set the school record for saves during the 2013 season after he closed the door on 14 games for the Owls, surpassing the previous mark of 13 set by Major League pitchers David Aardsma and Tony Cingrani.
Please see below for a look at the Padres 2014 Draft selections, with players who have signed in bold:
SAN DIEGO PADRES 2014 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT SELECTIONS RD. PLAYER POS. B/T HT WT SCHOOL HOMETOWN 1. Trea Turner SS R/R 6-1 170 North Carolina State (NC) Lake Worth, FL 2. Michael Gettys OF R/R 6-1 203 Gainesville HS (GA) Gainesville, GA 3. Zech Lemond RHP R/R 6-4 195 RIce University (TX) Houston, TX 4. Nick Torres OF R/R 6-1 220 Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo (CA) Long Beach, CA 5. Auston Bousfield OF R/R 5-11 190 University of Mississippi (MS) Oakland, FL 6. Zach Risedorf C R/R 5-11 190 Northwestern Regional HS (CT) Winchester, CT 7. Ryan Butler RHP R/R 6-5 210 UNC - Charlotte (NC) Charlotte, NC 8. Mitch Watrous RHP R/R 6-0 205 University of Utah (UT) Riverton, UT 9. Nick Vilter SS R/R 6-4 220 UC Riverside (CA) Seal Beach, CA 10. Thomas Dorminy LHP L/L 6-0 195 Faulkner University (AL) Lutz, FL 11. Yale Rosen OF L/L 6-2 210 Washington State University (WA) Oak Harbor, WA 12. Seth Lucio RHP R/R 5-10 180 Tennessee Tech (TN) Locust Grove, GA 13. Joseph Epperson INF R/R 6-2 195 UC-Santa Barbara (CA) Lafayette, CA 14. Chris Huffman RHP R/R 6-1 205 James Madison University (VA) Fort Defiance, VA 15. Logan Jernigan RHP R/R 6-3 205 North Carolina State (NC) Four Oaks, NC 16. Taylor Cox LHP L/L 6-3 210 University of Tennessee - Martin Bartlett, TN 17. T.J. Weir RHP R/R 6-0 205 Ball State University (IN) Kokomo, IN 18. Maxwell MacNabb LHP L/L 6-0 195 University of San Diego (CA) Encinitas, CA 19. Justin Lewis RHP R/R 6-6 180 Greater Atlanta Christian HS (GA) Norcross, GA 20. Tyler Wilson RHP R/R 6-2 215 Tennessee Wesleyan College (TN) Gaffney, SC 21. Peter Solomon RHP R/R 6-4 185 Mount Saint Joseph HS (MD) Ellicot City, MD 22. Danny Wissmann LHP L/L 5-10 180 USC Aiken (SC) Arbutus, MD 23. Jason Jester RHP R/R 5-10 190 Texas A&M (TX) Hallsville, TX 24. Colby Blueberg RHP R/R 6-0 185 University of Nevada (NV) Carson City, NV 25. Travis Radke LHP L/L 6-4 220 University of Portland (OR) Thousand Oaks, CA 26. Aaron Cressley RHP L/R 6-1 175 University of Pittsburgh,Bradford (PA) Corry, PA 27. Michael Fitzgerald C R/R 6-1 210 Indiana State University (IN) Rochester, IL 28. Johnny Manziel SS R/R 6-1 210 Texas A&M (TX) Kerrville, TX 29. Mitch Morales SS L/R 5-10 165 Florida Atlantic University (FL) Wellington, FL 30. Ryan Atwood LHP L/L 6-1 185 Florida Gulf Coast University (FL) Austin, TX 31. Logan Sowers OF R/R 6-4 200 McCutcheon HS (IN) Lafayette, IN 32. Taylor Aikenhead LHP L/L 6-0 175 Cal State - Bakersfield (CA) Lancaster, CA 33. Devin Smeltzer LHP R/L 6-3 185 Bishop Eustace Prep (NJ) Pennsauken, NJ 34. Brandon McKay LHP L/L 6-1 220 Blackhawk HS (PA) Beaver Falls, PA 35. Cobi Johnson RHP R/R 6-4 195 J W Mitchell HS (FL) Trinity, FL 36. Kyle McGrath LHP L/L 6-2 185 University of Louisville (KY) Louisville, KY 37. Tyler Wood RHP R/R 6-3 225 Furman University (SC) St. Louis, MO 38. Louis-Phillippe Pelletier INF R/R 5-10 195 Cegep De Maisonneuve (QC) Montreal, QC 39. Richard Negron INF R/R 6-2 205 Tallahassee CC (FL) Babylon, NY 40. Bryce Carter C L/R 6-1 195 Cascia Hall HS (OK) Tulsa, OK