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Padgett was a multi-sport star at tiny Graceville High in the Florida panhandle. He became the first Tiger to sign with a Division I baseball program when he committed to Mississippi State this year and is now poised to become the school's first player ever to be drafted. Padgett has seen his profile rise this spring as he's flashed above-average stuff to go with his projection. His fastball has been up to 94 mph, though he typically sits at 90-91 mph. His curveball is his best secondary offering. At its best, it's a hard, downer curve with plus potential. While Padgett has some exciting raw tools, he'll need to refine them at the next level. He struggles at times to repeat his delivery and he doesn't have much of a changeup. But with his athleticism, makeup and size (he's listed at 6-foot-4, 200 pounds) to go with two solid offerings, he has all the tools necessary for a player development staff to mold into quality pitcher.