Padres select Texas Tech OF Grant Little with 74th overall pick
SAN DIEGO– The San Diego Padres have made their final draft pick of the evening.
With the 74th overall pick, they selected OF Grant Little out of Texas Tech University. The pick was acquired from the Twins along with RHP Phil Hughes a few weeks ago.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 5, 2018
Little hit .380/.480/.670 with a 1.150 OPS for the Red Raiders in 2018. After hitting only two home runs as a freshman, Little belted 12 in his sophomore season. Entering the draft, he was rated No. 128 on MLB.com’s top 200 draft prospects list.
With Little’s simple approach and advanced feel for hitting, he makes consistent hard contact to all fields from the right side of the plate. He has significantly increased his power output as a sophomore and has enough strength and bat speed to provide 30 doubles and 15 homers per season as a pro. He manages the strike zone well and has solid speed on the basepaths.