The Padres continued their big run of pitchers in Round 33 of the 2010 draft, taking Western Carolina reliever Daniel Ottone.
Ottone, 22, is a huge righty who throws a devilish sinker that runs up to 95 mph.
He didn’t have the greatest of senior years, posting a 4.70 ERA and only striking out 21 in 23 innings. He had a more impressive year the previous season, posting a 3.86 ERA and K’ing 38 in 35 innings.
Ottone is pretty much a straight sinkerballer, and doesn’t have too much else to bring, which explains his passable but unimpressive numbers.
Then again, this is the 33rd round, after all, so getting a big guy with a low-90’s moving heater is nice, even if he doesn’t have a great second pitch or great results. Maybe the Padres catch lightning in a bottle and Ottone becomes a bulldog reliever. Probably not, but then again, how many other teams are going to get big contributions from their 33rd round picks?