Padres select eight players on second day of 2015 First-Year Player Draft

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres selected eight players today on the second day of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft. The 40-round draft concludes tomorrow with rounds 11-40 starting at 9:00 am P.T. 

After the second day of drafting, the Padres have selected a total of nine players through the first 10 rounds after forfeiting the club's first round selection by signing free-agent pitcher James Shields this past offseason and trading their Competitive Balance Round A pick, 41st overall, to the Atlanta Braves as part of the six-player trade in April for RHP Craig Kimbrel and OF Melvin Upton Jr. The nine players selected thus far consist of five pitchers (four right-handed, one left-handed), three outfielders and a catcher. San Diego has drafted five college players and four high school players. 

Jacob Nix, 19, was selected by the Padres in the third round (86th overall). He is a 6-4, 220-pound right-handed pitcher out of IMG Academy. The right-hander graduated from Los Alamitos High School (CA) in 2014 and was selected by the Houston Astros in the fifth round of the 2014 Draft, but did not sign. Nix pitched on the 2013 18U National Team for USA Baseball where he was teammates with LHP Brady Aiken. This past year for IMG Academy, he went 3-3 with a 2.11 ERA and 71 strikeouts against 10 walks and just 36 hits allowed in 47.0 innings pitched.

Austin Allen, 21, was selected by the Padres in the fourth round (117th overall). He is a 6-3, 225-pound catcher out of Florida Tech University. The left-handed hitter hit .421 (82-for-195) this past year, his junior season, with 25 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs, 57 RBI and 52 runs scored in 49 games played. His 25 doubles led the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) and set a school record for Florida Tech.   Over his three years at Florida Tech, he has hit .377 (196-for-520), with 57 doubles, one triple, 22 home runs, 115 RBI and 103 runs scored in 137 games played. He is the highest draft selection in the history of Florida Tech's program, four rounds ahead of former Major League pitcher Tim Wakefield (eighth round, 1988 Draft by Pittsburgh).

Josh Magee, 18, was selected by the Padres in the fifth round (147th overall). The right-handed hitter hit .529 (45-for-85) with 10 doubles, six triples, one home run, 29 RBI, 42 runs scored and 29 stolen bases this past season, his senior season for Franklinton High School (LA). The 5-10, 180-pound outfielder was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 4 player in the state of Louisiana. He has committed to play at Southern Mississippi University. 

Jordan Guerrero, 20, was selected by the Padres in the sixth round (177th overall). The 6-5, 260-pound right-hander is a native of Sarasota, Fla. The right-hander pitched in 20 games for Polk State this past season, starting just one game, posting a 1.59 ERA (4 ER, 22.2 IP) with 28 strikeouts against 13 walks and 22 hits allowed.

Trevor Megill, 21, was selected by the Padres in the seventh round (207th overall). The right-hander recently finished his junior season at Loyola Marymount University (CA), playing the season for LMU with his little brother, Tylor, also a right-handed pitcher. In 15 games, 12 starts, this past season, he went 5-4 with a 3.60 ERA (28 ER, 70.0 IP) with 70 strikeouts against 37 walks while allowing a .246 average to opponents. He was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round of the 2014 Draft but did not sign

Aldemar Burgos, 18, was selected by the Padres in the eighth round (237th overall). The right-handed hitter attended the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy in Puerto Rico. The 6-0, 170 pound outfielder is a native of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.

Jerry Keel, 21, was selected by the Padres in the ninth round (267th overall).   In 14 starts for Cal State Northridge this past season, his senior season, went 5-7 with a 2.66 ERA (27 ER, 91.1 IP) with 80 strikeouts against 22 walks. In four seasons for the Matadors, the 6-6, 240 pound left-handed pitcher threw 370.1 innings, the highest total of any pitcher in school history.

Justin Pacchioli, 22, was selected by the Padres in the 10th round (297th overall). In 53 games for Lehigh University this past season, his senior campaign, he hit .342 (64-for-187) with eight doubles, three triples, two home runs and 18 RBI along with 31 stolen bases in 38 attempts for the Mountain Hawks. The 6-2, 190 pound center fielder entered the 2014-15 season rated by Baseball America as the Preseason Patriot League Player of the Year and the third-best Patriot League prospect for the 2015 Draft. A native of Easton, Pa., Pacchioli was a unanimous first-team Patriot League selection in 2015 and is Lehigh's all-time leader in stolen bases (69).