The San Diego Padres concluded day one of the draft with one pitcher drafted. It wasn't that they weren't looking for pitchers, Grady Fuson, the Padres vice president of scouting and player development, said. They just missed several pitchers they coveted but came away happy with an offensive draft. Fuson, scouting director Bill Gayton, and general manager Kevin Towers provide a day one recap.
With lots of time to stock up on pitchers, the Padres said every player they took landed on their top-60 list of draft eligible players in the country.
With a plethora of outfielders and several versatile players, the scouting staff believes it has put a charge into the system. Most of the players drafted have significant pop in their bats and the patient approach the staff covets.
Fuson, Gayton and Towers talked about day one of the MLB Draft and just where they expect to find pitching.