6/9/2013 2:12 A.M. ET
Friars pick up another backstop, Dial, in Round 15
By Jamal Collier / MLB.com
The Padres used back-to-back picks on catchers when they selected Tyler Dial in the 15th round (448th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Dial was the third consecutive junior college player selected by the Padres after he spent last season at Gulf Coast Community College. He attended Auburn in 2010, but redshirted his first season.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder was a middle-of-the-order hitter for Gulf Coast last season.
Dial attended a Padres workout a couple of weeks ago, and he is expected to sign with the team instead of attending Columbus State next season.
Padres take first lefty, draft Schoenrock in Round 11
Erik Schoenrock, whose father Daron is the coach at the University of Memphis, made the most of his first season in the Tigers' rotation. Schoenrock was 4-2 with a 2.21 ERA with 51 strikeouts in 53 innings this past season as a junior at Memphis, and the Padres selected the left-hander in the 11th round (328th overall) as their first pick on the third day of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
Schoenrock was named Conference USA Pitcher of the Year and beat Marshall right-hander Aaron Blair, who was drafted 36th overall by the D-backs.
Schoenrock was the sixth pitcher drafted by San Diego, but the previous five had all been right-handed.
Schoenrock has a good feel for pitching, attacking hitters with a three-pitch mix. His fastball sits in the upper-80s and touches 91 mph. He also throws a good changeup and a curveball that has the potential to be an above-average offering.
Schoenrock might return to the bullpen as a professional, where he could move quickly as a left-handed specialist.
Padres grab prep speedster Boykin in Round 12
Padres assistant general manager Chad MacDonald called Rod Boykin a tremendous get for the team in the 12th round (358th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
A center fielder from Edgewood Academy in Alabama, Boykin hit .538 with 56 stolen bases.
"A plus-plus athlete with plus-plus impact speed," MacDonald said.
Boykin has the option of becoming a dual-sport athlete (football) at Alabama State if he doesn't sign with the Padres.
Friars take junior college pitcher Remillard
The Padres selected pitcher Travis Remillard in the 13th round (388th overall) of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, making him the first junior college player the Friars selected in the Draft.
Remillard went 3-1 with a 4.37 ERA and 33 strikeouts for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in his sophomore season.
Padres go with catcher Miller in 14th round
This year's Draft is thought to have a deep group of catchers, and Ryan Miller was one of them who stood out in the middle rounds. The Padres selected Miller in the 14th round (418th overall) . He has a plus arm and athleticism that scouts believe could help him stick around long-term.
Miller is still a little raw at the plate, but hit .345 and drove in 26 runs while playing for San Bernardino Valley College (Calif.). He does have raw power and above-average speed for a catcher.
If Miller does not sign with the Padres, he has a committment to the University of Nebraska.
Jamal Collier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.