Found June 06, 2012 on Friarhood:
Rounds 2- 40 of the MLB draft took place on June 5 and 6 starting at 9am Pacific time. They were divided up as rounds 2- 15 on June 5 and 16- 40 on June 6. Major league baseball cut the draft from 50 to 40 rounds this year as part of the new CBA with the players union. On June 5 the Padres tried to make it up to their discontended fans from Day 1 by drafting a lot of bats. And the emphasis was with position players up the middle of the diamond, a great need within the organization as a whole. Round 2 yielded two picks (one -70- as compensation for the loss of Heath Bell). Jeremy Baltz OF   Bats: R Throws: R DOB: 9/17/1990   6 ft – 3 in 205 lbs. St John’s University A pure power hitter with average to below average defensive skills and a rep as a fringe runner, he hit .321/ .434/ .457 in the Cape Cod league with a wood bat. Dane Phillips C Bats: L Throws: R DOB 12/1/1990 Oklahoma City University Phillips spent a lot of time playing as the DH and has minimal catching experience. He is...
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