Padres Select HS RHP Daniel Child in 48th Round of 2010 MLB Draft

By Editorial Staff

The Padres’ final high school selection in the 2010 draft was righty Daniel Child, a 6’5″ 230 behemoth with the potential for three solid pitches.

Child has an awkward delivery that includes a big head jerk in it that sends his body flying open, but it does create good deception, and his stature also allows his pitches to come in at a good downward plane.

He’s got an 88-92 mph heater with good action on it.

Child’s second pitch is a 75-77 mph curveball with decent but inconsistent snap. It shows some potential.

His third pitch is a 78-82 mph changeup. He gets impressive speed separation and movement on it, but doesn’t throw it with the same arm speed as his fastball, a flaw he’ll need to correct in pro ball.

Big, 17-year-old righty with plus velocity and two offspeed pitches that are somewhat developed? In the 48th round?

I’d love for the Padres to sign this guy, but I’m guessing there’s got to be a signability issue here. He’s committed to Oregon State.