Padres sign five more from 2006 Draft class

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.

Chad Huffman, 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 organization.

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.

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