Padres select 15 players on second day of 2012 First-Year Player Draft

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today selected 15 players on the second day of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft.  The 40-round draft concludes tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. PT with rounds 16-40. 

In the second round, the Padres selected outfielder Jeremy Baltz out of St. Johns University (NY) at 68th overall in the Draft.   In 61 games for St. Johns during his junior campaign this past season, the 21-year-old hit .345 (80-for-232) with 12 doubles, four triples, eight home runs, 51 RBI, 33 walks against 21 strikeouts and 18 stolen bases in 23 attempts.  Also in the second round, in compensation for right-hander Heath Bell, the club selected catcher Dane Phillips at 70th overall out of Oklahoma City University (OK).  The 21-year-old hit .410 (86-for-210) with 26 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs, 67 RBI, 39 runs scored and 34 walks against 32 strikeouts in 60 games for Oklahoma City during his junior campaign this past season.

Other notable selections included infielder Fernando Perez in the third round out of Central Arizona College (AZ) who attended Otay Ranch High School in nearby Chula Vista, Calif. and infielder River Stevens in the ninth round out of Allan Hancock College (CA). Stevens is a native of Escondido, Calif., who attended Mission Hills High School in San Marcos, Calif.  

After the second day of drafting, the Padres have selected a total of 19 players through the first 15 rounds.  The 19 players consist of eight pitchers (six right-handed and two left-handed), one catcher, six infielders and four outfielders.  San Diego has drafted 11 college players and eight high school players. 

Below is a look at the Padres draft selections through the first 15 rounds:

        RD.      PLAYER                                 POS.         HT             WT         SCHOOL                                              HOMETOWN

           1.      Max Fried (7th)                        LHP          6-4            170         Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)                 Encino, CA

   Comp.      Zach Eflin (33rd)                     RHP         6-5            200         Hagerty HS (FL)                                   Chuluota, FL.

   Comp.      Travis Jankowski (44th)          CF           6-3            190         Stony Brook University (NY)              Lancaster, PA

   Comp.      Walker Weickel (55th)            RHP         6-6            195         Olympia HS (FL)                                  Orlando, FL

           2.      Jeremy Baltz (68th)                  OF           6-3            205         St. Johns University (NY)                   Vestal, NY

           2.      Dane Phillips (70th)                  C            6-1            200         Oklahoma City University (OK)         Nacogdoches, TX

           3.      Fernando Perez                      SS           6-2            190         Central Arizona College (AZ)             Chula Vista, CA

           4.      Andrew Lockett                      RHP         6-5            225         Providence School Jacksonville HS (FL)      Jacksonville, FL

           5.      Mallex Smith                            CF           5-9            155         Santa Fe CC (FL)                                 Tallahassee, FL

           6.      Jalen Goree                             SS          5-10           195         Bibb County HS (AL)                           Brent, AL

           7.      Ramon Madrid                        SS           6-0            185         Central Florida University (FL)          Victoria, TX

           8.      Brian Adams                            CF           6-4            215         University of Kentucky (KY)               Gainesville, GA

           9.      River Stevens                         INF          6-0            165         Allan Hancock College (CA)              Escondido, CA

         10.      Stephen Carmon                     SS           5-7            155         University of South Carolina Aiken (SC)       Camden, SC      

         11.      Maxx Tissenbaum                  INF         5-10           185         Stony Brook University (NY)              Toronto, CAN

         12.      Drew Harrelson                      LHP          6-6            185         Berrien County HS (GA)                     Nashville, GA

         13.      Malcom Diaz                           RHP         6-2            185         Colegio Laico de Levittown (PR)       San Juan, PR

         14.      Andrew Sopko                       RHP         6-2            180         Loyola-Sacred Heart HS (MT)            Missoula, MT

         15.      Cory Bostjancic                     RHP         6-0            180         Marin Community College (CA)         Fairfax, CA