Michael Main, RHP/OF Deland HS (Fla.)
Michael Main is one of the fastest players in the draft and this is a system that sorely lacks any speed. While he has hit 95+ with his arm, it is the full set of tools that make him an interesting choice as an outfielder.
#40 Pick Overall – Sandwich Pick / Type A Player (Woody Williams)
You didn't think the Padres could go through two picks without taking a left-hander, did you? He has a plus changeup that is a staple of the system and can hit the low-90s with his heater.
#46 Pick Overall – Sandwich Pick / Type A Player (Dave Roberts)
Kellen Kulbacki, OF, James Madison
Not only does he have tremendous power, making consistently hard contact, he also draws a lot of walks. He is the epitome of a Padres' pick under the new regime.
#57 Pick Overall – Sandwich Pick / Type A Player (Chan Ho Park)
James Simmons, RHP, UC-Riverside
A master of command that throws first-pitch strikes, he fits well into the profile of Padres pitchers that can work ahead in the count and keep hitters off-balance.
#63 Pick Overall – Sandwich Pick / Type A Player (Alan Embree)
Neil Ramirez, RHP, Kempsville HS (Va.)
A talented right-hander that has been inconsistent with his velocity and command, Ramirez could be an impact player with tremendous upside given the proper coaching.
#64 Pick Overall – Sandwich Pick / Type A Player (Ryan Klesko)
One of the toughest players to strikeout in the nation, Horton is a line drive hitter that will use the whole field. He also has tremendous baseball acumen.
#81 Pick Overall – Sandwich Pick / Type A Player (Woody Williams)
A solid bat that has power and consistency, Easley has a developing game behind the dish and has learned how to handle a pitching staff over the last year.
#87 Pick Overall – Second Round
Sam Runion, RHP, Reynolds HS (NC)
He has the frame to grow into a solid prospect with a low-90s fastball but inconsistent mechanics. Given time, Runion could make big strides and add a few ticks to his fastball.
#117 Pick Overall – Third Round
Tanner Robles, LHP, Cottonwood HS (Utah)
Another big body, Robles was one of the most impressive pitchers at the 2006 AFLAC. He has solid command and a fastball that will touch 95 MPH. He is a kid to dream on.
#134 Pick Overall – Sandwich Pick (fourth-round) / Type A Player (Dave Roberts)
A draft-eligible sophomore, Duncan has four pitches he can throw for strikes and two solid off-speed pitches, including a split-fingered fastball that gets many chasing.