The San Diego Padres are trying to dig themselves out of a hole.

At (53-55), the team has underachieved this season, but they’re still only 8.5 games behind the NL West leading Dodgers and within striking distance of a Wild Card. 

While, catching the Dodgers isn’t likely the Padres still have a postseason dream to pursue. So, all is not lost. Time is just running out. While team has been inconsistent on the field, they did seem to hit on last month’s MLB Draft.


Padres Draft Dillon Head & Homer Bush Jr. | A Need For Speed


The team drafted talented MLBbros, in outfielder Dillon Head with the 25th overall pick. Then swiped outfielder Homer Bush Jr, out of Grand Canyon University.

Bush’s selection can almost be likened to a legacy pick, as his dad Homer Bush Sr. was also drafted by the Padres in 1991. In fact, Bush Sr., spent the first six seasons of his career in the Padres system. Now his son looks to be a major player for them in the years to come.



This Is What Bush Jr. Hoped For


It’s every young player’s dream to make it to the big leagues, and in Bush Jr’s case he gets an opportunity to follow in his dad’s footsteps.


After seeing his son selected, an elated Bush Sr., told reporters…


“Man, words can’t even express how excited we are as a family he was drafted by the Padres.”


“We’ve gotten to know the organization well,” Bush Sr. said. “This is where he wanted to be. So the fact that he could get drafted in a respectable spot with the organization he wanted to be with, it’s almost too good to be true.”


Bush Sr., is currently the manager for the Staten Island FerryHawks of the Independent Atlantic League, proving he still hasn’t deviated far from the game since his playing days.



What Are Padres Getting In Bush Jr.?


Bush Jr. signed his $511,000 fourth-round allotment bonus on July 20th. As far as Bush Jr’s skill set goes, he in many ways is a lot like his dad. Standing 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, with the ability to add more to his frame, Bush Jr. is considered a right-handed-hitting-speedster. In fact, Bush Jr., clocked the fastest 30-yard dash at June’s MLB Draft Combine.


Bush’s best assets are speed and his ability to make contact with the baseball. During his junior campaign at GCU, he boasted a .478 on base percentage, along with 19 doubles, three triples, and two homers.


Bush Jr prides himself on is his ability to steal bases, and in his junior season he went 25-of-28 on stolen base attempts. The speedster was assigned to the Arizona Complex League Padres, where he’s batting .370. As of now he’s projected to be called up to the majors in 2026-27.

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