The San Diego Padres today agreed to terms with infielder Chad Huffman, the team's second round pick in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft. Additionally, the club has agreed to terms with four other top-10 selections and has now signed or agreed to terms with 11 of their 12 picks from the top 10 rounds.
, the 53rd overall pick out of Texas Christian University, hit .388 (81-for-209) in 57 games for the Horned Frogs in 2006. The 6-1, 205-pound junior paced TCU and set career highs in home runs (18) and RBI (71) this season, while drawing a team-high 38 walks. Huffman, 21, garnered third-team All-American honors from Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association. He was also honored as a first-team Mountain West all-conference performer and a third-team Louisville Slugger All-American. A native of Missouri City, Texas, Huffman was also a member of the Horned Frogs football team as a quarterback. His brother, Royce, is a former Texas Christian University baseball and football standout and currently plays in the Houston Astros
Additionally, the Padres agreed to terms with outfielder Cedric Hunter (third round), left-handed pitcher Nate Culp (fourth round), right-handed pitcher Andy Underwood (fifth round) and right-handed pitcher Tim Bascom (sixth round).
The Padres have now signed or agreed to terms with 27 players selected in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.