2010 MLB Draft, Day One, Pick 9: Karsten Whitson (RHP, Padres)

With the ninth overall pick, the Padres have selected:

Karsten Whitson, RHP, Chipley HS (FL)

Whitson is obviously one of the top high school arms in the country, and though Taillon might have more power, Whitson comes with more movement and command. And it's not like Whitson's velocity is subpar anyway, as he can get it into the mid-90s. At 6'4, he also has the potential to add more as he develops. His slider's already good, and his changeup is nearly there. The Padres have to be happy to add a high-ceiling arm to their system.

Read more at Gaslamp Ball.

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