Padres sign Carrillo, Headley and Geer


Posted Jul 1, 2005


The San Diego Padres today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Cesar Carrillo, the team's first round pick in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, second round pick Chase Headley and third round pick Joshua Geer.

Cesar Carrillo, the 18th overall pick in the draft out of the University of Miami (FL), was named a First Team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association after going 13-3 with a 2.22 ERA (31 ER/125.2 IP) in 19 games (18 starts) with 127 strikeouts this season.

Carrillo, who was also chosen as one of three finalists for the Roger Clemens Award given annually to the top pitcher in college baseball, also earned Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year honors and was named to the All-ACC First-Team. Carrillo established a school record by winning his first 24 decisions, the fourth-longest winning streak in NCAA Division I history. During the streak, Carrillo compiled a 2.32 ERA (55 ER/213.0 IP) in 34 games (30 starts) while striking out 195 batters and holding the opposition to a .214 batting average.

Additionally, the Padres have agreed to terms with third baseman Chase Headley and right-handed pitcher Joshua Geer.

Headley, named to the Academic All-American team after posting a 3.63 GPA, hit .387 for Tennessee this past season with 14 homers, 65 RBI's and 24 doubles playing third base. He also drew 63 walks while striking out just 23 times to give him an on base percentage of .530.

Geer went 12-4 in 124.2 innings of work for Rice University. He has a fastball that tops out at 92, a plus changeup and compliments that with a slider and a curve. He was the number one starter on the Owls.



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