Padres Morning Dump (includes links for Draft picks)

Jake Peavy has been a bust for the White Sox because they failed to read the label when they acquired him from the San Diego Padres in 2009: Handle With Care.

Undrafted out of high school four years ago, Quackenbush flourished into one of college baseball’s top closers as a senior, and on Tuesday, he was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the eighth round (263rd overall pick) in this year’s MLB first-year player draft.

COLUMBIA — Missouri junior right-hander Matt Stites was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft Tuesday. He is the first current Tiger selected in this year’s MLB Draft, chosen 533rd overall.

NEWARK — Former Newark Catholic standout R.L. Eisenbach has been chosen in the Major League Baseball draft by the San Diego Padres.

EAST STROUDSBURG — East Stroudsburg University senior left-handed pitcher Jeremy Gigliotti was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Tuesday, becoming the highest draft choice in school history.

Kyle Gaedel, the 6-foot-3, 220-pound great nephew of Eddie Gaedel, was drafted in the sixth round by the San Diego Padres.

Junior infielder Casey McElroy was the 11th-round pick of the San Diego Padres in Tuesday’s Major League Baseball Draft. Pick No. 353 overall, he was the second Auburn baseball player chosen in the draft following Dan Gamache’s sixth-round selection.

The Valparaiso University junior outfielder was picked by the San Diego Padres in the sixth round of the annual Major League Baseball draft on Tuesday and he’s ready to move on to the next phase of his career.

Colin Rea, a former Cascade all-state pitcher, was selected in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball Draft today. The San Diego Padres selected the Indiana State University junior with the 383rd overall pick.

Monday night, a little after 11, Brett Austin’s life changed.

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