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Padres 2008 draft

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by HollywoodLeo, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    1st pick (23rd overall)

    1B Allan Dykstra, Wake Forrest

    http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/dykstra_allan00.html

    About Dykstra... One of the top power threats in the country... has an advanced approach at the plate and a great feel for the strike zone... approaching the Wake Forest career walks record... appears on the Brooks Wallace Award preseason watch list... named a Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball... spent the summer of 2007 with the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod League... named to the Cape Cod All-Star team as a designated hitter... finished third in the league in RBIs and on-base percentage and eighth in batting average... named the 16th best prospect on the Cape by Baseball America... drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 34th round of the 2005 MLB Draft -- only Demon Deacon in that class drafted... majoring in business... son of Randy & Cathy Dykstra.

    In 2007... Named second team All-ACC and to the All-ACC Academic Team... selected as a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist... included on the midseason watch list for the Brooks Wallace Award... finished among the ACC leaders in home runs (18, t-1st), walks (57, 3rd), slugging percentage (.615, 5th), on-base percentage (.479, 5th), RBIs (60, 7th) and total bases (139, 8th)... his 32 RBIs in conference play led the ACC, while his 30 walks were second... started all 63 games for the Deacons, playing every out of the season at first base... reached base safely in 60 of the 63 games and had a hit in all but 18 games last season... had 21 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games... tied the school single-season record for walks.

    In 2006... Named ACC Rookie of the Year... tabbed a Freshman All-American by Rivals.com, Louisville Slugger and Baseball America... selected to the 2006 Dick Howser Trophy Watch List, awarded annually to the top player in collegiate baseball by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA)... named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and Louisville Slugger for the week of April 3 after going 11-for-14 (.786) with five home runs and 11 RBIs in a seven-day span... named to the 2006 Pepsi Baseball Classic All-Tournament team... led the Demon Deacons in slugging percentage (.670), on-base percentage (.479), RBIs (56), home runs (15), walks (51), sacrifice flies (9) and tied for the team-high in games played (55) and started (55)... led the ACC in OPS, slugging percentage and was tied for the lead in sacrifice flies and ranked second in home runs, third in walks and tied for third in on-base percentage... set an ACC record with 29 putouts in the Deacs' 20-inning game against Florida State on May 6... named to the All-ACC Academic Team.

    Prior to Wake Forest... Started at Rancho Bernardo HS since his sophomore season... helped perennial powerhouse to the Palomar League Championship and a second-place finish in the CIF playoffs... ended the year with a record of 27-6 and a national ranking of #20 (USA Today) and #23 (Baseball America)... one of only 30 players in the country selected to the 18-and-under Junior National Team in 2004... had the highest batting average and on-base percentage and second-highest slugging percentage in the USA Tournament of Stars in Joplin, Missouri... attended the Perfect Game Western Underclass Showcase where he was named the No. 2 Top Prospect... scored a 1330 on his SAT and ranked 27th in his class of 725 with a 4.1 grade point average.
     
  2. HollywoodLeo

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    2nd pick (42nd overall)

    Jeff Decker CF Sunrise Mountain High School

    Can't find anything on him right off, as is generally the case with the high school kids on draft day.
     
  3. MtlBoltsFan

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    Brett Lawrie for the win
     
  4. HollywoodLeo

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    3rd pick (46th overall)

    Logan Forsythe 3B Arkansas

    (Razorbacks repped by the Padres 1st round for the 2nd year straight.)

    http://www.hogwired.com/ViewArticle...15&DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=227692&Q_SEASON=2007

    2008 Outlook

    Logan Forsythe's development from his freshman season (2006) to his sophomore season (2007) was dramatic ... a .189 hitter as a freshman turned into a .347 hitter as a sophomore ... always known for his slick-fielding glove at third base and strong arm, Forsythe enters the 2008 season as one of the top players in the Southeastern Conference ... a third-team pre-season All-American by PingBaseball.com ... selected to play for Team USA over the summer of 2007, Forsythe was a integral piece to the American's lineup that finished with a silver medal in the Pan Am Games and a bronze medal at the World Port Tournament ... he batted .309 for the summer, including a tournament-leading .625 (10 for 16) mark at the Pan Am Games ... also collected six doubles, a home run, 16 RBI and six stolen bases ... produced a .980 fielding percentage for Team USA while playing all over the field for the Americas, including left field, second base, third base and shortstop ... injured a foot late in the Team USA season but is expected to be 100 percent by the start of the season ... a versatile, athletic player who has proven to possesses five-solid tools ... 6.7 runner who has good instincts on the base paths, an outstanding eye and patience at the plate.



    Sophomore (2007)

    Forsythe's 2007 season was impressive considering he did not lock down the starting job at third base until the middle of February ... successfully produced one of the most impressive turnarounds on head coach Dave Van Horn's watch from a .189 hitter as a freshman to the Hogs' best hitter as a sophomore at .347 ... but it wasn't just the average that made him the most complete player on the Razorbacks' roster: he finished first in hits (78), doubles (16), stolen bases (18), triples (2) and on-base percentage (.431); second in runs scored (55), slugging percentage (.556), total bases (125) and sacrifice flies (5); third in home runs (9), RBI (55) and walks (31) ... at the same time he struck out just 30 times and was hit by six pitches ... Forsythe hit .329 (27 of 82) with runners in scoring position and had had two career-best 10-game hitting streaks last season ... hit in 47 of his last 59 games, including 26-of-30 SEC contests ... his numbers got even better in SEC play where he hit .374 (46 for 123) in 30 SEC contests with four home runs and 29 RBI, which ranked tied for eighth in the league ... the sophomore also led the team with 18 stolen bases, which ranked sixth in the SEC ... ranked second in the league in SEC play with 13 doubles, fourth in average at .374, third in hits (74), fifth in runs (31), eighth in on-base percentage (.438) ... also led the team with 22 multiple-hit games, including two four-hit games and ranked tied for third with 12 multiple-RBI games ... started two games at third base at Troy, playing sparkling defense while going 3 for 9 (.333) at the plate ... was 2 for 5 with a RBI and a run scored on Feb. 10 vs. the Trojans ... started the first game of the UWM series and went 1 for 3 with an RBI while finishing the series 3 for 4 vs. the Panthers with two RBI ... made his first career start at catcher on Feb. 24 vs. Illinois State, hitting a home run in the first inning ... then started at third base on Feb. 25, going 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBI while scoring two runs ... also made a spectacular stop at third, laying out to his right and easily throwing the runner out at first ... started all three games of the Dairy Queen Classic - two at third base and one behind the plate, while batting .363 in Minneapolis with two RBI, a double and a run scored... Forsythe was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored on March 10 and then 1 for 3 on March 11 vs. Kansas ... was 2 for 4 with a career-high tying three runs scored vs. ORU on March 13 ... went 4 for 12 (.333) at Kentucky with a three-run home run on March 16 vs. the Wildcats ... then collected three hits and two RBI at Centenary on March 21 ... was red-hot against top-ranked Vanderbilt, going 6 for 11 (.545) with four RBI, a home run and two doubles ... went 3 for 4 on March 23 vs. the Commodores with two hits off David Price - the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 MLB Draft - and then connected for his fourth home run the following day ... was 3 for 6 with a home run and a double at Tennessee on April 1 and then cracked a three-run home run vs. Northern Colorado on April 3 ... produced a 5-for-13 weekend when Mississippi State came to town with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, including going 2 for 5 in the opening game of the series with a double and 2 for 3 with a walk in game two ... killed Florida pitching the following weekend with a .429 batting average (6 for 14), three doubles and eight RBI ... had career highs in hits (4) and RBI (6) in the series finale on April 15 vs. the Gators ... Forsythe went 0 for 9 in the first two games of the Georgia series, it was the first SEC games of the season that he did not get a hit, but the junior rebounded with a 2-for-4 performance on Sunday with a RBI and a run scored to help the Hogs clinch the series ... batted .429 at Auburn with three doubles and four RBI in three games ... opened with a 2-for-4 outing on April 27 and then followed that up by going 1 for 4 with a double on April 27 and 3 for 6 in the finale with a double and a RBI as the Razorbacks won another road SEC series behind his leadership ... Forsythe was 2 for 4 on May 6 vs. LSU and finished the weekend with three hits and three runs scored against the Tigers ... he hit in all three games of the Alabama series, going 4 for 11 with three RBI and three runs scored, including his seventh home run on May 13 vs. the Crimson Tide ... Forsythe was 5 for 10 in the Ole Miss series, including a 4-for-4 night at the plate on May 17 with a double, triple and a RBI ... swiped a career-high four bases on May 19, which tied the school record that had been done four time previously. SEC Tournament: Forsythe hit .333 over four games in Hoover ... was 3 for 3 on May 24 vs. No. 9 South Carolina with a home run and four RBI and followed that with a 1-for-3 game vs. the Gamecocks on May 26. NCAA Fayetteville Regional: Forsythe batted .267 at the Fayetteville Regional with two multiple-hit games and five RBI ... was 2 for 4 in the opener against fourth-seeded Albany with three RBI, a walk and his ninth home run of the season ... after an 0 for 3 game vs. Oklahoma State, bounced back with two hits vs. Creighton on June 3 with a RBI and his second triple of the season.



    Freshman (2006)

    Forsythe came out of redshirt after fellow freshman James Ewing went down with a broken foot after the Florida series in the middle of March ... started 24 games in his rookie campaign at either second or third base ... hit .189 with a double and three home runs and nine RBI ... turned in a breakout performance in the Alabama series with a game-winning RBI single in the 11th inning on May 5 in the series opener ... came back and went 2 for 4 with a career best four RBI and a triple on May 6 ... singled in his first two games as a Hog against Centenary on March 21-22 ... was 2 for 4 with a run scored vs. Georgia on March 25 ... connected on a 0-2 pitched against Wichita State for a solo home run that allowed Arkansas to take the game into extra innings and eventually get the win ... homered on March 31 in the opener of the Tennessee series, launching a solo shot to left in the bottom of the eighth inning ... went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in the loss to Missouri State on April 4 ... was 1 for 7 during the Vanderbilt series ... collected two hits in three at bats with a RBI and two runs scored against Kentucky on April 14 ... went 1 for 5 with a run scored on May 12 at Ole Miss and 1 for 4 on May 13 in Oxford. SEC Tournament: He did not see action in two games at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala. NCAA Fayetteville Regional: Forsythe was 1 for 2 with a walk against Oklahoma State on June 4.



    Christian Brothers High School

    Forsythe played third base for head coach Buster Kelso at Christian Brothers High School ... led his team to a state championship in 2005 ... was a three-year starter at third base. Senior (2005): Forsythe batted .527 with 58 RBI, four home runs and 21 stolen bases ... also collected 16 doubles and 14 triples.



    Personal

    Logan is the son of John and Dana Forsythe ... has one brother, Blake, and one sister, Kelsey ... enjoys fishing ... mother, Dana, attended the University of Arkansas ... plans on majoring in kinesiology.
     
  5. tboltzcali

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    Only down side to this draft....gotta wait another 4-5 years if the talent is true.
     
  6. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    That's why the baseball draft isn't as hyped as the NFL draft.

    They're trying to by airing it live (this is only the 2nd year they've ever done it) but it's never going to be the same.

    The NFL draft is more exciting because you know your team is drafting players you'll see this year, whereas in baseball they're drafting players that you won't see for 3 or 4 years, with few exceptions that come up "quick" in 2 years.
     
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    I hope we turn this thing around in the next coupla years

    :tup:
     
  8. TBF

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    Through pick 645 (20 some odd Pads picks), the Pads have drafted only 2 HS players. To me this shows they're looking for players that can produce in 2-3 years versus, 5 years down the road. My favorite pick thus far was pick 645 Railey, Joseph U Univ of San Francisco, 2 Bagger, Bats L/R 5'07" 180 Born:1985-12-09 SR .

    I love the little guy hustlers...
     
  9. MtlBoltsFan

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    They don't have time for bats to develop as their offense sucks nuts!!

    I am intrigued by the nationals picks. #55 LF Destin Hood and #87 SS Daniel Espinoza.

    Hood actually got a scholarship to play WR for the Alabama Crimson Tide but the Nats are confident they can sign him. I was watching video of this guy, dude is a super athlete who should have great range in the outfield with a nice arm and generates lots of power in his swing... seems to have strong wrists. Other than that he is raw.

    Espinoza is from CS Long Beach where lots of other great shortstops have come out of and the guy looks like a defensive whiz in the video I saw with a decent swing but doesn't look like there's much power behind it. WCS the Nats drafted a nice utility infielder at #87.
     
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    This team will suck until the develop thier bats in the farm system... AZ is the biggest example of a team developing within.... The 2008 draft was a good start for the Padres. They have had far too many bad selections in the past (ie. Matt Bush), and far too many good players traded away (ie Jason Bay) too take fliers.

    Thier first pick (older 1st baseman/college) surprised me, especially since he stated on Scott and BR this morn that the org plans on sending him to Lake Elsniore which is High A and fast trackesque...
     
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    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    It's not like they have much of a choice in the matter.
     
  12. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I was kinda surprised as well, but he was probably the BPA (best player available) which is how you have to draft in baseball.

    If nothing else he could become very good trade bait, assuming he develops of course.
     
  13. Stan_The_Man_12

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    Love the Padres franchise and have been a fan all my life ever since my dad got hooked up with Steve Cushman's seats at the Murph or SD Stadium in 1978. Batting Helmet night and the reds were the team that night, I saw Seaver pitch a gem, Rose at 3b, Concepcion at SS, Morgan at 2B and Driseen at 1B, Griffey Sr, Geronimo and Foster in the OF and especially Bench at C. For my Padres I saw Dave Windfield, Ozzie Smith, Gene Richards [love those side burns!] Gene Tenace and Broderick Perkins...I loved those guys!!!! Of course the crafty lefty was the SP that day! err night.

    Those were some really great days.

    Today, we suck badly because Towers has been a miserable failiure at drafting. Bottom line the minors are a disaster area. How is it that other MLB teams can replenish and restock their system in 2 years and we struggle for the last 14 just to keep up????

    This franchise has no rhyme or reason for what it does, its planned direction changes every year. And it drives me nuts, how long have the Padres insisted that they would be signing kids from Latin America? build an academy overseas? for years. Last I checked we supposedly had built something in the DR in 1998, apparently it went to crap and we had to re-dedicate money again for it. For years the draft have been horrendous, drafting players who are neither risk financially or baseball players to begin with. The common denominator in all of this is Towers and as long as he is GM of the Padres we will not contend for anything better than a division title. If we are lucky.

    Stan :rivers17:
     
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    The problem with drafting the BPA in baseball is that you are probably getting err drafting a kid that you can sign, in football the BPA is the best football player available in baseball that's not always the result.

    Baseball drafting must be a high risk, high reward game, that's why the hated Dodgers have guys who are 6'5 and run, catch, throw and hit and have limitless potential ex: James Loney, we over draft a kid like Dykstra, we could have passed on Dykstra and gotten power LHP Schlereth but that would have required a $$$$$ commitment the Padres were not willing to make. They never are willing to make that commitment. With this years garbage scow the padres are painting themselves into a top 10 draft slot for next year so can't wait for them to botch next years draft as well.

    Towers is definitely no AJ Smith. and that is exactly what the Padres need. Logan White for GM!

    Stan :rivers17:
     
  15. HollywoodLeo

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    Good thing he's not drafting anymore.
     
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    What? BPA is best player available, regardless of the sport, not easiest to sign.

    They made that mistake in 2004.

    Sure, but what does this have to do with BPA vs drafting to need?

    And Dykstra's not going to take $$$$?

    He's a Boras client.... (in case you don't know who Boras is, he's the baseball equivilent of Drew Rosenhaus)

    That being said, I don't know much about either him or Schlereth, but if Dykstra was the BPA I'm cool with the pick.


    Irrelevant to the discussion, Towers doesn't handle the draft anymore.

    From someone who appears to have done his homework in regards to this year's draft class it surprises me that you do not know this.

    He does make good trades, though.

    Don't look now but it appears he may have found another diamond in the rough in Josh Banks.
     
  17. HollywoodLeo

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    And I love all the comparisons to AJ Smith

    Kevin Towers and AJ Smith both have the same number of championships under their respective tenures.
     
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    Who cares about the baseball draft :icon_shrug:

    Half these guys will be traded away by Towers anyways.
     
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    If he trades them for a good return then who cares?
     
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    Yes I know he doesn't on paper, yes I know its Fuson for the last couple of years, yes I know that it appear he doesn't handle the draft, but he does, he oversees it just like AJ Smith oversees it. AJ May not do all the scounting Leo but he's in charge of the whole enchilada and signs off on the selection, now don't insult my intelligence, I am pretty certain of what I know and feel about Towers and the Padres. Heads must roll and while I like Towers personally he's outlived his usefullness to the franchise, new blood is required, although I know that's not gonna happen, I know Sandy Alderson' got his people in place and has an minority stake in the franchise I can add and see the whole picture, I just don't like what I am seeing as progress and after 14 years as GM Towers still has us spinning our wheels....this isn't something Ive suddenly come to a conclusion about, this is not a snap judgement this is something I have been thinking about since we drafted Nicholson and that never panned out, or when we drafted Halloran or Philips etc. this has been coming for a long, long time!

    Towers = OUT!

    Yes I agree he does make very good trades, for fringy to slightly above average ball players Leo, when was the last time he got a perenial all-star in trade? Before you say Adrian Gonzalez lets make sure he gets there 4 or 5 straight times before you call him perenial all-star. All I am saying is that other franchises have been able to carve out better records, draft better player, sign better free agents and develop better latin ball player and Towers has not on a consisten basis, Towers is a good GM, hes not a GREAT GM and for the Padres to get my interest back it's gonna take a great GM with a different vision or direction, one that hopefully includes winning at all costs. Tired of just competing.

    The Marlins = 2 WS Titles
    Arizona 1 = WS Title

    And that's in the last 10 years. Dissapointed! :icon_sad:
     
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    I don't disagree with that, the comparison end when you consider that AJ's team is built to win it all, when had Towers built a team that actually had people saying, you know this Padres team is the odds on favorite to win it all? I don't wanna play the Padres because they intimidate us with all the talented baseball players they have, their a lock for the WS!!!

    None, never! :tdown:

    Just never gonna be in Towers corner ever again!
     
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    Dude, I just clicked on the rachel scott link, that's pretty heavy stuff, pretty sad, friggin idiots that did the whole columbine massacre, hope they are roasting in hell! and MM too, very soon! Suddenly baseball and Towers not significant. Gotta go hug my kids!

    Stan :rivers17:
     
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    New recruits face long road ahead

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    By Tom Krasovic


    Outfielder Paul McAnulty stood on a ballfield in Idaho, bat and glove in hand and barely a clue of what awaited. The Padres had sent him to Idaho Falls in June 2002, a week after selecting him in the 12th round out of the amateur draft.

    McAnulty had played for a powerful collegiate program at Long Beach State. In his only season, the designated hitter led the DirtBags in home runs, RBI and slugging.

    But when McAnulty recalled those days Sunday, as he stood in the Padres' dugout at Petco Park, he smiled and shook his head.

    "I didn't have a clue, not even close," he said, some 90 minutes before he poked a two-run single off Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez. "It was intimidating. There were like 150 other guys. I didn't know what to expect."

    Picture a baseball field in Eugene, Ore., and a group of ballplayers ranging in age from 17 to 22. Wednesday, Padres coaches and staff will address these players. The scene will play out again this month and in the summer ahead, in Eugene and at the club's training site in Peoria, Ariz., and its new facility in the Dominican Republic.

    Padres officials will greet other players chosen in the amateur draft last week, or others sign from countries such as the Dominican Republic, Australia and Venezuela.

    "It's kind of a small indoctrination to all of the new players," said Grady Fuson, the club's vice president of scouting and development. "We'll talk to them about the Padres, the history of the club, what we're trying to do in the organization. We'll let them understand their purpose of being here."

    Consider it the start of baseball graduate school. Player development, it's called.

    For the Chargers, it would roughly be akin to drafting high school stars and grooming them in the minor leagues, rather than relying on schools such as North Carolina State (Philip Rivers) or TCU (LaDainian Tomlinson) to guide them for 3-5 years.

    "Development is the maturation of the skill that you're bringing into the system," Fuson said. "It's being the vocal and the physical force constantly around these players during their growth years."

    Fuson said the players are told on Day One the baseball values the Padres hold near and dear.

    Hitters are told that the Padres will help them to be "patiently aggressive." That's one of Fuson's favorite phrases. It refers to getting a good pitch to hit and learning how not to fish for the bad one. Wedding scouting to development, the Padres have drafted several hitters who have already shown a knack for being "patiently aggressive."

    Pitchers will be preached to about "pounding the strike zone," throwing "first-pitch strikes" and commanding "the outer half" of the strike zone. Passionate words about the changeup also will be spoken. Fuson expects the pitch to be thrown 15 percent of the time by aspiring starters.

    Players also will hear from strength and conditioning coaches. Fuson, who has hired several such coaches since his arrival in 2005, considers them critical. So does Padres CEO Sandy Alderson.

    "There is a 20-minute team stretch every day," Fuson said. "Most of these players are going to start stretching things they haven't stretched in awhile. There's a weight training program they're going to be indoctrinated into. They're going to be required to go into that gym three days a week, home or on the road. The strength and conditioning coach monitors all of this, and they're going to be indoctrinated into our program."

    For all of the detailed plans, however, the primary objective will be simple: Let them play baseball. Padres entry-level staff will do more watching than teaching, Fuson said.

    "It's important for us to kind of back off on the coaching a little bit," Fuson said. "We'll let them play a little bit, get their feet under themselves, learn what it's like to come to the ballpark every day, what that feel is like, how their bodies respond.

    "We kind of let them do their thing for a while. We don't get into changing arm mechanics or swing mechanics."

    But they will be watching intently, reviewing video of every game and workouts. What's more, the Padres will chronicle every hitter's performance on an 0-0 pitch, not just whether he put the ball into play, but how well the ball was hit. For pitchers, a critical count is 1-1. His chances of success rise greatly if he throws the 1-1 pitch for a strike.

    Fuson said Padres staffers will sound out the players to help flesh out the highly detailed scouting reports that were compiled by Padres scouts.

    "This is the player's career, and he needs to be part of ownership for what he needs to do," Fuson said. "Our style is not to be demonstrative. We may want to get this guy to open up and tell us what he's trying to do. Certainly, we'll interject with what we think he needs and collectively march forward."

    When McAnulty started out in Idaho six years ago, the odds were stacked steeply against him. He was overweight, so much so that one of the Padres' top scouts fumed when he saw McAnulty in Idaho that summer.

    But McAnulty hit .379 in his first season. Climbing up the farm system, he worked countless hours to learn how to play the outfield. He strengthened and slimmed his body, before and after having knee surgery.

    What advice would McAnulty give the raw recruits?

    "Good luck," he said, smiling. "I'm sure they have certain expectations of where they expect themselves to be."

    Not that McAnulty feels he's ever arrived. "You learn every single day in this game," he said.
     

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