Padres Select HS LHP D.J. Snelten in 30th Round of 2010 MLB Draft

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The final pick of the Padres’ Day 2 also may be the biggest.

High school lefty D.J. Snelten, just 18 years of age, is a towering 6’6″ lefty who offers a physical presence on the mound.

Snelten is an Illinois high schooler with a Minnesota commitment.

Snelten has pretty solid stuff, throwing a low-90’s fastball and two solid offspeed offerings in his slider and changeup.

He has very solid command as well, and looks like he could be a solid starter.

Snelten certainly is a better-than-30th-round talent, so he’s not going to sign for $1,000 or anything near that low. He’ll need quite a bit to sway him from Minnesota, which probably has quite a bit to do with him slipping this far.

Still, you can’t help but take a guy with this sort of size and stuff this late if he’s still on the board.

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