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The San Diego Padres used their 25th pick in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft to select RHP Joe Ross out of Oakland’s Bishop O’Dowd High School. Ross is the brother Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Tyson Ross and is the second Bay Area product to be drafted on day one. There are some questions as to signability with Ross as he has signed a letter of intent with UCLA. However, if the Padres can get Ross signed, he could provide solid depth to the middle of their rotation:

The San Diego Padres used their 25th pick in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft to select RHP Joe Ross out of Oakland’s Bishop O’Dowd High School. Ross is the brother Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Tyson Ross and is the second Bay Area product to be drafted on day one. There are some questions as to signability with Ross as he has signed a letter of intent with UCLA. However, if the Padres can get Ross signed, he could provide solid depth to the middle of their rotation:

The first Palm Beach County player picked in the 2011 MLB Draft, West Boca Raton pitcher Michael Kelly was selected in the first round (48 overall, compensatory round) by the San Diego Padres.

Michael Kelly, the lanky, hard-throwing ace of West Boca Raton High’s pitching staff who helped lead the Bulls to the Class 5A state title last month, was selected by the San Diego Padres with the 48th overall pick Monday night in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft.

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres may be laying the groundwork to promote highly touted, slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo from Triple-A Tucson.

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