Padres Select California SS Brian Guinn With 11th Round Pick in 2010 MLB Draft

By Editorial Staff

With their 11th round selection in the 2010 MLB Draft, the Padres picked Cal shortstop Brian Guinn.

Guinn, 21, is the first infielder the team selected since Chris Bisson in the fourth round, and the first who has any chance to play shortstop in the majors.

He hit .327/.392/.441 as a college junior, and stole 15 bases in 21 attempts. Not the most appetizing of offensive packages, I must say. He is a switch-hitter, at least.

The appealing thing about Guinn is his defense, as he’s considered one of the better defensive shortstops in college baseball.

Guinn reminds me a bit of Augie Ojeda–a real vacuum at short with decent discipline and contact skills from both sides of the plate. He could be a solid utility player, not unlike current Padres farmhand Beamer Weems.