3. San Diego Padres: Mackenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville High School (Whiteville, NC)

The Padres covet Greene, who would prefer to play close to home but will likely be off the board by this point, so their choice will likely come down to shorstop/outfielder Royce Lewis, another California product, or Gore, a North Carolina prep lefty whom San Diego's decision-makers have seen at his best this spring. An athletic 6'2", 180-pound lefty, Gore’s stock has been on the rise thanks to new-found velocity that's pushed him into the low-to-mid 90s. Even before the velo gain, he impressed scouts thanks to his combination of stuff, projection and polish. He backs his fastball with a curve, slider and changeup that are all at least above-average, with the curve a true plus. 

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