SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres selected three players on the first day of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft, including one in the Second Round and one in the Competitive Balance Round B. The 40-round draft continues tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. PT with rounds 3-10. Rounds 11-40 will take place on Sunday.
In the first round, the Padres selected outfielder Hunter Renfroe at 13th overall out of Mississippi State University.
In the second round, the club selected infielder Dustin Peterson 50th overall out of Gilbert High School (AZ). Recommended by Padres Area Scout Dave Lottsfeldt, the 18-year-old shortstop hit for a .540 batting average (47-for-87) with a .583 on-base pct. and 1.149 slugging pct. with 11 doubles, six triples, 10 home runs and 39 RBI in 28 games for the Tigers during his senior campaign. Peterson was rated by Baseball America as the 61st-best prospect in the 2013 Draft field and is committed to attend Arizona State University in the fall.
With the 69th overall selection in the Competitive Balance Round B, the club selected outfielder Jordan Paroubeck out of Serra High School (CA). Recommended by area scout Sam Ray, the switch-hitting 18-year-old posted a .402 batting average (41-for-102) with a .540 on-base pct. and a .775 slugging pct. with 13 doubles, two triples and seven home runs in 34 games for the Padres of Serra High School. The San Mateo, CA native was rated by Baseball America as the 62nd-best prospect in the 2013 Draft field and is committed to attend Fresno State University in the fall.