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The Padres used the third pick in the First-Year Player Draft on two-sport standout Donavan Tate from Cartersville, Ga., who was widely regarded as the top high-school player in the Draft.
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There has been a lot of speculation surrounding this pick over the past few weeks, but Tate has always been in the front of our minds. He is a potential 5-tool player who plays in the middle of the diamond and is probably the best athlete in the draft. We're taking our shot.
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Everett Williams, OF from Austin McCallum HS in Texas This is another highly athletic HS outfielder who we think can really hit. He's about 5'10" and 200lbs and is another potential 5-tool guy.
WeAreSC.com - Tate Could Be Feeling A Draft (From March 2008)
"It’ll depend on where I get taken in the draft and the opportunity there is for me," Tate said of his possible decision to play professional baseball. "Education is a big deal for my mom and my family, so it’s great that I’ll have the opportunity to go to school." His high school coach Barden agreed, saying, "I think his initial thoughts are to go to college and play both (sports)." But he also added that the money that comes with being a top draft pick might be too much to pass up.
Draft Day: Padres select Donovan Tate