With the 8th pick in the MLB Draft, the Padres select…

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With the 8th pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the San Diego Padres select Robert Hassell III, high school outfielder out of Tennessee.  Get to know Robert Hassell III:

The moment @robert_hassell3 put on the brown and gold. #MLBDraft pic.twitter.com/hF6DFiLQ9r

— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 11, 2020

MLB scouting departments ranked Robert Hassell as the best pure hitter in the 2020 high school class.He also has the second-best strike-zone judgment. https://t.co/MXfEmdpb9a pic.twitter.com/W4P9rs5Ffo

— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) June 11, 2020

With the eighth overall pick in the 2020 #MLBDraft, the #Padres have selected OF Robert Hassell III from Independence High School in Tennessee! pic.twitter.com/QxBCZsIJXG

— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 10, 2020

The @Padres pick OF Robert Hassell III with the 8th overall selection in the #MLBDraft. pic.twitter.com/t4Pf1Rn2sX

— MLB (@MLB) June 11, 2020

The Padres have selected Tennessee prep OF Robert Hassell at No. 8 overall. @MLBPipeline had him as the best high school hitter in the Draft.

— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) June 10, 2020

The Padres felt Robert Hassell was the top high school player in this class over Zac Veen going back awhile. Felt Hassell has the better bat, simple as that.

— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) June 11, 2020

With the eighth pick, the Padres selected Robert Hassell. @keananlamb had him 12th on his final board, and you can read about him—and the rest of his picks 11-20—here:https://t.co/1JD1hp4r8w pic.twitter.com/BxHAAURB9N

— Baseball Prospectus (@baseballpro) June 11, 2020