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Kevin Padlo

#10 | 3B/1B | AngelsLAA
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Kevin Padlo
Name: Kevin Michael Padlo
Born: Jul 15, 1996 in Murrieta, CA
High School: Murrieta Valley HS, Murietta, Calif.
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (143rd overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2014 (signed for $650,000)
Padlo made a name for himself with a strong showing at the Area Code Games last summer, and he averaged 17 points a game for the Murrieta Valley High basketball team over the winter before transitioning to baseball. He had a quiet spring, hitting just .329 with two homers, but scouts have seen him flash above-average raw power. In order to harness it, he'll need to make adjustments to his approach, as he has a high leg lift and tends to swing out of his shoes. Padlo's game has plenty of effort in all facets. He isn't a smooth player, but he makes up for it with strength and energy. He handles shortstop ably for his high school team and shows enough arm strength for the left side, causing scouts to project him as a quality defender at third base. He also has a shot to hit for enough power for the hot corner, making him a candidate to be drafted in the top three to five rounds. He is committed to San Diego.
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