The Padres finally signed the 23rd overall pick of the 2008 draft. After the Padres selected him it became known that Dykstra had some medical issues… big surprise right?
“He’s a strong kid with an unbelievable eye at the plate,” said Bill Gayton, the Padres’ director of scouting. Padres General Manager Kevin Towers likened Dykstra to Adam Dunn — “he has that type of raw power.”
Dykstra called being drafted by the Padres “a perfect situation for me. I was extremely happy when my named was called. I’ve been a Padre fan all my life. I grew up with Bruce Bochy and his son. Tony Gwynn was my favorite player.”