The Padres scouted South Hills (Calif.) High School right-hander Adrian De Horta all year long, and when he threw well for them in a workout a couple weeks ago, they knew they wanted to draft him. They did so Friday in the eighth round (238th overall) of the First-Year Player Draft.
Padres director of scouting Billy Gasparino said he think De Horta has a pitcher's frame and body that will translate to the Majors. He is a 6-foot-3, 185-pound right-hander.
He is one of the players the Padres were happy to have fall to them, because they said he was a good value pick in the eighth round.
Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.