Thomas Craig Italiano...graduated from Flower Mound (TX) High School...was originally selected by the A's as a
second-round selection in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft as compensation pick (Milwaukee, Damian Miller).2010In his first full season in the Padres' organization,
pitched the entire campaign at Double-A San Antonio ... did
not allow a home run in 52.1 innings.
Posted a 2.58 ERA (15 ER/52.1 IP) in 47 games ... tallied 17 saves
and finished 34 games. ... En route to being selected to the 2010 Texas League All-Star Game
went 4-1 with a 0.72 ERA (3 ER/37.1 IP) with 16 saves over 33
games in the first half of the season. ... Did not allow a run over his first 13 appearances (14.0 IP) from 4/9-5/8. ... Was 3-2 with a 2.00 ERA and seven saves (6 ER/27.0 IP) in 23 home games. ... Made 14 appearances in the second half, limited by a stint on the disabled list from 7/19-8/10 ... designated for
assignment on 9/15.2009Pitched in 13 games (12 starts) between Rookie-level Peoria, Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A
San Antonio...Combined to go 1-2 with a 5.56 ERA (21 ER/34.0 IP)...struck out 32, averaging 8.47 strikeouts per 9.0 IP.2008Spent the year with Double-A San Antonio in his first full season in the Padres organization...Finished seventh in the Texas League and ninth among all Padres farmhands with a 3.82 ERA (55 ER/129.2 IP)...Went 5-4 with a 3.22 ERA (26 ER/72.2 IP) while striking out 62 and walking only 16 in 14 home starts...Named the No. 6 prospect in the San Diego organization entering the 2008 season by Baseball America.2007Made 20 starts with the Brewers Single-A Brevard County affiliate before being acquired by the
Padres 7/25...spent the rest of the season at Single-A Lake Elsinore...With the Storm, struck out 28 compared to only six walks...Went 7.0 or more innings in each of his first four starts with the Storm, allowing only four earned runs in his first 29.0 innings
pitched (1.24 ERA) in the California League.