As the San Diego Padres are headed for another seemingly mediocre season, fans look forward to the draft and the future of the team.
However, don’t fret. The Padres have an incredibly bright future loaded with young talent and a stacked farm system. Many, such as Gaslampball.com, claim the Padres system is the sixth best in the MLB.
Already filled with some top prospects, the Padres looked towards the draft to further build upon their system.
Compared to previous drafts, this one was less clear cut on which players would go where. Many scouts and experts differed on their opinions of even who would go number one overall—with Jonathan Gray, Mark Appel, and Kris Bryant being the consensus top three, but most had different orders.
The Padres had the 13th overall pick in the first round; however, nearly all experts had them taking a different player in their mock drafts.