Day two of the MLB draft saw the San Diego Padres draft an intriguing set of prospects.
The San Diego Padres began day two of the Major League Baseball draft by taking Owen Miller, a shortstop out of Illinois State, mixing in one high school arm in the midst of seven college bats and arms throughout the rest of the afternoon.
Here’s a complete list of the Padres draft picks from day two.
- 3 (84)- Owen Miller, SS, Illinois State
- 4 (111)- Dylan Coleman, RHP, Missouri State
- 5 (141)- Dwanya Williams-Sutton, OF, East Carolina
- 6 (171)- Alexuan Vega, LHP, Leonides Morales Rodriguez High School (Puerto Rico)
- 7 (201)- Jawuan Harris, OF, Rutgers
- 8 (231)- Steven Wilson, RHP, Santa Clara University
- 9 (261)- Luke Becker, 2B, University of Kentucky
- 10 (291)- Jose Quezada, RHP, Texas Tech
Stand out observations from the day two group.
The biggest hit of the day appears to be the right-handed pitcher out of Missouri State, Dylan Coleman. He pitched three seasons in the Mountain Valley Conference, leading the league in strikeouts each of the last two seasons.
He compiled a 24-9 record with a 4.42 ERA and 1.41 WHIP over the course of his collegiate career. In 267 innings, Coleman struck out 310 hitters, averaging out to just over 10 strikeouts per nine innings. A high-strikeout, low-contact pitcher out of the state of Missouri sounds like a great pick (Joey Lucchesi), however, Coleman’s control causes some concerns.
Burke Granger, an MLB Draft evaluator over at 2080baseball.com, highlighted in his live-scouting look at Coleman that despite a low-90s fastball and a swing-and-miss slider, he profiles as a reliever in the major leagues.
At 6’6″ and 240 pounds, if Coleman is moved to reliever, he could easily be a fast riser within the organization.
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San Diego Padres go high-upside with a number of picks.
Seventh-round pick Jawuan Harris may have the most tools of any of the day two picks, however, he is an extremely raw baseball player. Harris played for the Scarlett Knights football team, leading the team in interceptions his senior season.
Speed is his biggest tool, breaking the career steals record at Rutgers (82 in three seasons). MLB Pipeline grades his speed as plus-plus, with average defensive abilities but enough to stick in centerfield. However, his bat lags behind, severely, after participating in football activities instead of going off to summer leagues.
Buddy Reed instantly comes to mind when talking about Harris. Speedy with the ability to produce base hits and flash some power at the plate. There are reports of maturity issues with Harris, however, he is still the most intriguing name of the day.
The MLB Draft will conclude on Wednesday with rounds 11-40 beginning at 9 am PT.