During a normal MLB draft, this draft tracker could have 40+ picks in it. However, we’re only working with about six picks through five rounds. The Padres get started tonight with the 8th-overall pick and then make their second selection of the night at #34.
After tonight, the Friars will select at #45, #80, #109, and #139 with each pick coming in the final four rounds.
The Padres have not has a selection in the first round since 2016, when they had three total picks on the first night. Their first draft pick that year was Cal Quantrill, a right-handed pitcher out of Stanford who also happened to be the 8th-overall pick. They then picked back-to-back at #24 and #25 where they selected third baseman Hudson Sanchez and left-handed-pitcher Eric Lauer.
The prospects that have been paired with the Padres the most have been Robert Hassell III, a high school bat from Independence High School in Tennessee, and Max Meyer, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Minnesota. Recently, Oklahoma right0handed pitcher Cade Cavalli was also tied to the Padres in a mock.
2020 Padres draft picks
|1||8||Robert Hassell III||Outfield||Independence HS (TN)|
|1*||34||Justin Lange||Pitcher||Llano HS (TX)|
|2||45||Owen Caissie||Outfield||Notre Dame Catholic SS (Canada)|
|5||139||Jagger Haynes||Pitcher||West Columbus HS (NC)|