110th Overall Pick — Alec Burleson – OF/LHP
If the Padres want to join the two-way player train then Alec Burleson could be a good pick at 110.
The East Carolina product hit .370 in 2019 with 9 home runs while posting a 3.28 ERA in 60.1 innings with 68 strikeouts and 5 saves.
This could be a really fun pick if Burleson is able to do both at the next level. But either way, I think he’ll do one or the other very well.
140th Overall Pick — Jeff Criswell (RHP)
There are several interesting names around this pick. I really wanted to go with Kevin Able from Oregon State, but with him coming off Tommy John surgery I think most teams will shy away and he’ll end up going back to Oregon State for another year.
So instead I went with the guy who led the Michigan Wolverines to the 2019 College World Series in Jeff Criswell.
In 2019 the righty posted a 2.74 ERA in 95.1 innings with 99 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.31.
He doesn’t have overpowering stuff, but I could easily see him being a solid middle of the rotation arm and you’ll take that all day from a fifth-round pick.
Bryce Elder from Texas, Elijah Cabell from Florida State, and Gabe Shepard from Southern Mississippi are all ranked in this range and would be solid picks as well.
That’s how I would do things on Wednesday and Thursday if I were running the Padres. Let me know what you think about those picks in the comments below and what you would do.