Padres Select Juco RHP Tyler Norwood With 19th Round Pick in 2010 MLB Draft

The Padres’ 19th round selection for the 2010 draft is junior college righty Tyler Norwood.

Norwood, 19, is a big righthander with a solid low-90’s heater and the makings of two good offspeed pitches in his slider and changeup.

He struck out over a batter per inning, but his command is something of an issue, and he posted a 5.45 ERA in 2010.

However, Norwood didn’t pitch much in high school, so it’s understandable that he’s a bit raw, and it’s nice that he already has three serviceable pitches and a durable frame.

This is certainly an upside-heavy pick after the relatively safe selections of Wes Cunningham and Dan Meeley in the previous two rounds.