The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in San Diego, California. The Padres currently compete in the National League (NL) West division. Since the institution of MLB's Rule 4 Draft, the Padres have selected 73 players in the first round. Officially known as the "First-Year Player Draft",[1] the Rule 4 Draft is MLB's primary mechanism for assigning players from high schools, colleges, and other amateur clubs to its franchises. The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings, with the team possessing the worst record receiving the first pick.[1] In addition, teams which lost free agents in the previous off-season may be awarded compensatory or supplementary picks.[2] The First-Year Player Draft is unrelated to the 1968 expansion draft in which the Padres initially filled their roster.

Of the 73 players picked in the first round by San Diego, 32 have been pitchers, the most of any position; 20 of these were right-handed, while 12 were left-handed. Fourteen outfielders were selected, while ten shortstops, seven catchers, five third basemen, and four first basemen were taken as well. The team has also drafted one player at second base.[3] Eleven of the players came from high schools or universities in the state of California, and Florida and Georgia follow with ten and six players, respectively.

None of the Padres' first-round picks have won a World Series championship with the team. None of these picks have won the MLB Rookie of the Year award, although Khalil Greene (2002) placed second in the voting in 2004.[4] Dave Winfield (1973) is the only first-round pick of the Padres in the Baseball Hall of Fame, inducted in 2001 as an outfielder.[5] Drafted as a pitcher, Winfield was named to 12 All-Star teams, won 7 Gold Gloves and 6 Silver Sluggers, and finished as high as third in MVP award voting (in 1979) over the course of his 22-season career.[5][6]

The Padres have made 21 selections in the supplemental round of the draft. They have also made the first overall selection five times (1970, 1972, 1974, 1988, and 2004), tied for the most such picks with the New York Mets.[3][7] They have also had 24 compensatory picks since the institution of the First-Year Player Draft in 1965.[3] These additional picks are provided when a team loses a particularly valuable free agent in the previous off-season,[2][8][V] or, more recently, if a team fails to sign a draft pick from the previous year.[9] The Padres have failed to sign two of their first-round picks, Karsten Whitson (2010) and Brett Austin (2011), and received the 10th pick in 2011 and 55th pick in 2012 as compensation.[10]

Key

Year Each year links to an article about that year's Major League Baseball Draft.
Position Indicates the secondary/collegiate position at which the player was drafted, rather than the professional position the player may have gone on to play
Pick Indicates the number of the pick
* Player did not sign with the Padres
§ Indicates a supplemental pick
Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Picks

Andy Benes (1988) was one of the Padres' five first-overall selections in draft history.
Andy Benes (1988) was one of the Padres' five first-overall selections in draft history.
Derrek Lee (1993) is one of nine players drafted from the Padres' home state of California.
Derrek Lee (1993) is one of nine players drafted from the Padres' home state of California.
Khalil Greene (2002) finished second in Rookie of the Year voting in 2004.
Khalil Greene (2002) finished second in Rookie of the Year voting in 2004.
Cesar Ramos (2005) was drafted with a supplemental pick the Padres received for losing David Wells via free agency.
Cesar Ramos (2005) was drafted with a supplemental pick the Padres received for losing David Wells via free agency.
Year Name Position School (Location) Pick Ref
1969 Randy Elliott First baseman Adolfo Camarillo High School
(Camarillo, California)
24 [11]
1970 Mike Ivie Catcher Walker High School
(Decatur, Georgia)
1 [12]
1971 Jay Franklin Right-handed pitcher James Madison High School
(Vienna, Virginia)
2 [13]
1972 Dave Roberts Third baseman University of Oregon
(Eugene, Oregon)
1 [14]
1973 Dave Winfield Right Fielder University of Minnesota
(Minneapolis, Minnesota)
4 [6]
1974 Bill Almon Shortstop Brown University
(Providence, Rhode Island)
1 [15]
1975 Mike Lentz Left-handed pitcher Juanita High School
(Kirkland, Washington)
2 [16]
1976 Bob Owchinko Left-handed pitcher Eastern Michigan University
(Ypsilanti, Michigan)
5 [17]
1977 Brian Greer Outfielder Sonora High School
(La Habra, California)
8 [18]
1978 Andy Hawkins Right-handed pitcher Midway High School
(Waco, Texas)
5 [19]
1979 Joe Lansford First baseman Adrian C. Wilcox High School
(Santa Clara, California)
14 [20]
1979 Bob Geren Catcher Clairemont High School
(San Diego, California)
24[a] [20]
1980 Jeff Pyburn Outfielder University of Georgia
(Athens, Georgia)
5 [21]
1981 Kevin McReynolds Outfielder University of Arkansas
(Fayetteville, Arkansas)
6 [22]
1981 Frank Castro Catcher University of Miami
(Coral Gables, Florida)
26[b] [22]
1982 Jimmy Jones Right-handed pitcher Thomas Jefferson High School
(Dallas, Texas)
3 [23]
1983 Ray Hayward Left-handed pitcher University of Oklahoma
(Norman, Oklahoma)
10 [24]
1984 Shane Mack Outfielder UCLA
(Los Angeles, California)
11 [25]
1984 Gary Green Shortstop Oklahoma State University
(Stillwater, Oklahoma)
27§[c] [25]
1985 Joey Cora Shortstop Vanderbilt University
(Nashville, Tennessee)
23[d] [26]
1986 Thomas Howard Outfielder Ball State University
(Muncie, Indiana)
11 [27]
1987 Kevin Garner Right-handed pitcher University of Texas
(Austin, Texas)
10 [28]
1988 Andy Benes Right-handed pitcher University of Evansville
(Evansville, Indiana)
1 [29]
1989 no first-round pick[e] [3]
1990 Robbie Beckett Left-handed pitcher McCallum High School
(Austin, Texas)
25[f] [30]
1990 Scott Sanders Right-handed pitcher Nicholls State University
(Thibodaux, Louisiana)
32§[g] [30]
1991 Joey Hamilton Right-handed pitcher Georgia Southern University
(Statesboro, Georgia)
8 [31]
1991 Greg Anthony Right-handed pitcher Tavares High School
(Tavares, Florida)
31§[h] [31]
1992 no first-round pick[i] [3]
1993 Derrek Lee First baseman El Camino High School
(Sacramento, California)
14 [32]
1994 Dustin Hermanson Right-handed pitcher Kent State University
(Kent, Ohio)
3 [33]
1995 Ben Davis Catcher Malvern Prep School
(Malvern, Pennsylvania)
2 [34]
1996 Matt Halloran Shortstop Chancellor High School
(Fredericksburg, Virginia)
15 [35]
1997 Kevin Nicholson Shortstop Stetson University
(DeLand, Florida)
27 [36]
1998 Sean Burroughs Third baseman Wilson High School
(Long Beach, California)
9 [37]
1999 Vince Faison Outfielder Toombs County High School
(Lyons, Georgia)
20[j] [38]
1999 Gerik Baxter Right-handed pitcher Edmonds Woodway High School
(Edmonds, Washington)
28 [38]
1999 Omar Ortiz Right-handed pitcher University of Texas–Pan American
(Edinburg, Texas)
29[k] [38]
1999 Casey Burns Right-handed pitcher University of Richmond
(Richmond, Virginia)
41§[l] [38]
1999 Mike Bynum Left-handed pitcher University of North Carolina
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
49§[m] [38]
1999 Nick Trzesniak Catcher Victor J. Andrew High School
(Tinley Park, Illinois)
51§[n] [38]
2000 Mark Phillips Left-handed pitcher Hanover High School
(Hanover, Pennsylvania)
9 [39]
2001 Jake Gautreau Third baseman Tulane University
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
14 [40]
2002 Khalil Greene Shortstop Clemson University
(Clemson, South Carolina)
13 [41]
2003 Tim Stauffer Right-handed pitcher University of Richmond
(Richmond, Virginia)
4 [42]
2004 Matt Bush Shortstop Mission Bay High School
(San Diego, California)
1 [43]
2005 Cesar Carrillo Right-handed pitcher University of Miami
(Coral Gables, Florida)
18 [44]
2005 Cesar Ramos Left-handed pitcher California State University, Long Beach
(Long Beach, California)
35§[o] [44]
2006 Matt Antonelli Third baseman Wake Forest University
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
17 [45]
2006 Kyler Burke Outfielder Ooltewah High School
(Ooltewah, Tennessee)
35§[p] [45]
2007 Nick Schmidt Left-handed pitcher University of Arkansas
(Fayetteville, Arkansas)
23 [46]
2007 Kellen Kulbacki Outfielder James Madison University
(Harrisonburg, Virginia)
40§[q] [46]
2007 Drew Cumberland Shortstop Pace High School
(Pace, Florida)
46§[r] [46]
2007 Mitch Canham Catcher Oregon State University
(Corvallis, Oregon)
57§[s] [46]
2007 Cory Luebke Left-handed pitcher Ohio State University
(Columbus, Ohio)
63§[t] [46]
2007 Danny Payne Outfielder Georgia Tech
(Atlanta, Georgia)
64§[u] [46]
2008 Allan Dykstra First baseman Wake Forest University
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
23 [47]
2008 Jaff Decker Outfielder Sunrise Mountain High School
(Peoria, Arizona)
42§[v] [47]
2008 Logan Forsythe Third baseman University of Arkansas
(Fayetteville, Arkansas)
46§[w] [47]
2009 Donavan Tate Center fielder Cartersville High School
(Cartersville, Georgia)
3 [48]
2010 Karsten Whitson* Right-handed pitcher Chipley High School
(Chipley, Florida)
9 [49]
2011 Cory Spangenberg Second baseman Indian River State College
(Fort Pierce, Florida)
10§[x] [50]
2011 Joe Ross Right-handed pitcher Bishop O'Dowd High School
(Oakland, California)
25 [50]
2011 Michael Kelly Right-handed pitcher West Boca Raton Community High School
(Boca Raton, Florida)
48§[y] [50]
2011 Brett Austin* Catcher Providence High School
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
54§[z] [50]
2011 Jace Peterson Shortstop McNeese State University
(Lake Charles, Louisiana)
58§[aa] [50]
2012 Max Fried Left-handed pitcher Harvard-Westlake School
(Los Angeles, California)
7 [51]
2012 Zach Eflin Right-handed pitcher Hagerty High School
(Oviedo, Florida)
33§[ab] [51]
2012 Travis Jankowski Outfielder Stony Brook University
(Stony Brook, New York)
44§[ac] [51]
2012 Walker Weickel Right-handed pitcher Olympia High School
(Orlando, Florida)
55§[ad] [51]
2013 Hunter Renfroe Outfielder Mississippi State University
(Starkville, Mississippi)
13 [52]
2014 Trea Turner Shortstop North Carolina State University
(Raleigh, North Carolina)
13 [53]
2015 no first-round pick [54]
2016 Cal Quantrill Right-handed pitcher Stanford University

(Palo Alto, California)

8
2016 Hudson Sanchez Shortstop Carroll Senior High School

(Southlake, Texas)

24
2016 Eric Lauer Left-handed pitcher Kent State University

(Kent, Ohio)

25 [55]
2017 MacKenzie Gore Left-handed pitcher Whiteville, North Carolina

(Columbus County, North Carolina)

3 [56]
2018 Ryan Weathers Left-handed pitcher Loretto High School

(Loretto, Tennessee)

7 [57]
2019 C. J. Abrams Shortstop Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

(Roswell, Georgia)

6 [58]
2020 Robert Hassell Outfielder Independence High School

(Thompson's Station, Tennessee)

8 [59]
2021 Jackson Merrill Shortstop Severna Park High School

(Severna Park, Maryland)

27 [60]

See also

Footnotes

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