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Padres go largely with pitching in 2015 Draft
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Padres go largely with pitching in 2015 Draft

Published Jun. 12, 2015 7:28 p.m. ET

You could say that this year’s class of Padres draftees was large on pitchers. Not only were 23 of the 39 selections pitchers, but 13 of the 23 are 6-feet-4 or taller. Padres scouting director Mark Conner spoke about this aspect. Per U-T San Diego:

"A lot of those guys are bigger humans. You look in the big leagues; there's a lot of big humans in the big leagues.”

Austin Smith, the Padres’ first pick of the Draft, fits this profile. The right-hander is a 6-foot-4, 220 lb high school pitcher from Florida.

(h/t U-T San Diego)

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