The Padres’ final pitcher picked in the 2010 draft, Elliot Glynn is a UConn lefty with modest size and stuff, but a good feel for his pitches.
Glynn, 21, posted a 2.99 ERA as a junior, but don’t get too excited–he had a puny 46 K in 87 1/3 IP, walking 34 as well.
Glynn did an impressive job of keeping the ball in the yard, allowing just five homers.
Glynn reminds me of current Padres farmhand Nate Culp, a groundball guy with very little “stuff” but enough command to survive…at his current level.
Culp made it to Double-A before struggling and getting moved to relief, but he at least had very low walk rates in college to offset his strikeout rates. Glynn really doesn’t.
Glynn will be lucky to have Culp’s career. Then again, most 49th rounders will be lucky to have Culp’s career, so this isn’t necessarily a bad pick.