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MLB Draft 2014: Padres select Michael Gettys 51st overall

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The Friars take a HS OF with their 2nd round pick.

Micheal Gettys at Perfect Game National
Micheal Gettys at Perfect Game National
Matt Garrioch

With the 51st overall selection in the 2014 MLB draft the Padres selected Gainesville (GA) HS OF Michael Gettys. They go back to back with position players just as they did in 2013. The club obviously feels that the system needs the biggest boost when it comes to players who swing the bat and play the field. And that's not a hard position to argue with.

Gettys' tools have been described as "loud" by Matt Garrioch of SBNation's minorleagueball.com. For his profile on him you can go here.Like Trea Turner the Padres drafted another atlhetic player. On top of that athleticism meaning speed, in Gettys' case it also means he has an arm. At the plate, he will need to be developed. There is a skill set there that makes you drool, but there are kinks that will take time to work out. Do not expect him to move quickly through the minors.

Gettys will require some green as he is committed to the University of Georgia.