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Padres draft blog

After taking third baseman Matt Antonelli out of Wake Forest with their first pick, the Padres will look to add high-ceiling athletes on the mound and in the field over the next several rounds of the First Year Player Draft. We'll provide ongoing coverage throughout the day.

With their supplemental first round pick, the Padres again opted for a position player, selecting Kyler Burke who profiles as a power-hitting corner outfielder. Like Antonelli, he has shown a good eye at the plate, a skill San Diego covets. Burke is committed to Vanderbildt University next year, where he would play outfield and pitch for the Commodores, but the Padres feel they can sign him away...

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