The Padres finished the abbreviated 2020 regular season with a final record of 37-23. That record was good enough for the franchise’s first appearance winning season since 2010 and their first appearance in the postseason since the 2006 campaign.
Unfortunately, San Diego went 2-4 in six postseason games and lost to the Dodgers 3-0 in the divisional series after edging past the Cardinals 2-1 in the NLWCS.
Now that we’re in the final four of the playoffs, the 2021 MLB draft order has been set and the Padres will be picking 27th behind only the Rays (28th) and Dodgers (29th).
The Padres haven’t picked this high in the draft since the 2016 draft when they selected left-handed pitcher Eric Lauer out of Kent State University. Lauer is now a member of the Milwaukee Brewers organization after he was traded by the Padres in a deal that acquired both Trent Grisham and Zach Davies.