San Diego Padres: 2019 MLB Draft Position Locked In

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Manager Andy Green #14 of the San Diego Padres signals the bullpen to make a pitching change against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the seventh inning at AT&T Park on September 26, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Manager Andy Green #14 of the San Diego Padres signals the bullpen to make a pitching change against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the seventh inning at AT&T Park on September 26, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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The San Diego Padres will draft within the first ten picks of the draft, once again.

Regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s San Diego Padres game, the Friars have secured yet another top ten pick in the June Major League Baseball draft. Start checking out the way-to-early amateur rankings to get a head start because our Padres will be selecting sixth overall in the 2019 draft.

This will be the fourth-straight year in which San Diego has had a top ten pick, selecting 8th in 2016 (Cal Quantrill), 3rd in 2017 (MacKenzie Gore), and 7th this year (Ryan Weathers).

Here is a look at the top of the draft order for 2019 (as of Sunday morning, September 30th). This order is subject to change, pending results of Sunday’s games, however, the Padres have locked the six spot regardless.

Baltimore Orioles (46-115)

Kansas City Royals (58-103)

Chicago White Sox (62-99)

Miami Marlins (63-97)

Detroit Tigers (64-97)

San Diego Padres (65-96)

Cincinnati Reds (67-94)

Texas Rangers (67-94)

Atlanta Braves ( failed to sign last year’s first-round pick)

San Francisco Giants (73-87)

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Before the 2018 draft, we combed through all of the first-round selections of the Padres in franchise history and compiled a top five list here. Unfortunately, the list isn’t very exciting (I really convinced you to check out the list, didn’t I?).

As for more recent drafts, there have been a lot more misses than hits in the first round. Over the past ten years, names like Donavan Tate, Danny Payne, Michael Kelly, Kellen Kulbacki, and more have received a call from the Padres. Most fans haven’t even heard of these names and could find plenty more unknown names by scrolling through the entire list.

Hopefully, things are changing with their more recent selections such as Hudson Potts, Hunter Renfroe, and the names mentioned in the introduction. More importantly, hopefully, this will be the last time for a while that the Padres are taking a player in the top half of the selection process.

Next. 2018 Padres Minor League Players Of The Year. dark

With a few trips already planned to visit some highly ranked high school prospects next spring, I look forward to passing along some thoughts and information once the prep season begins. Until then, enjoy the offseason, folks. We have all earned a nice break.

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