San Diego Padres Draft History

All tables below are based on the amount of WAR each player produced during their first seven seasons in Major League Baseball. The WAR totals for each draft class include both Pitching and Hitting WAR, but excludes any player that did not sign with their drafting team. The total WAR also reflects the total value the drafted player provided, not just the value to his drafting team.

*Data accurate through 2019 season.

Top Five Draft Classes

1981San Diego Padres51.6
1993San Diego Padres35.8
2006San Diego Padres33.5
2007San Diego Padres33.3
2005San Diego Padres32.3

Bottom Five Draft Classes

1989San Diego Padres-1.2
1975San Diego Padres-0.7
1969San Diego Padres-0.6
1992San Diego Padres-0.4
1974San Diego Padres-0.2
This list excludes any season past 2010, since those draft classes have a multitude of active players.

Top Five Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
1981358Tony Gwynn29.6
199915472Jake Peavy28.8
20074134Corey Kluber28.6
197314Dave Winfield25.6
198811Andy Benes23.1
List made from top five WAR values alone.

Five Biggest Busts

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
197411Bill Almon0.0
197211Dave Roberts0.6
197011Mike Ivie2.3
197112Jay Franklin-0.4
199512Ben Davis3.7
List made from first round picks that produced less than 5.0 WAR in their first seven seasons and ordered by lowest overall pick.

Top Five Value Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
199915472Jake Peavy28.8
200611333Mat Latos19.7
200113390Jason Bartlett16.6
199817502Brian Lawrence11.5
199313366Gary Matthews10.3
List made from top five WAR values where a player was drafted outside of the first ten rounds.

Top Five Unsigned Draft Picks

Year DraftedRoundOverall PickNameWAR
1992255Todd Helton33.2
1994237Troy Glaus20.7
20084135Jason Kipnis19.7
199224673Geoff Jenkins16.8
196918432Doug DeCinces16.0
List made from top five WAR values where a player did not sign with the team.

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