Jun 6, 2014 7:33 PM by KSBY Sports
After driving in 52 runs during his junior season, Cal Poly rightfielder Nick Torres was drafted in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft Friday and if he signs, he will continue his career in San Diego as a member of the Padres.
Prior to being selected as the 117th overall pick, Torres knocked six home runs out of the park this season, tying the team lead. Torres' final solo shot in a Mustang uniform came against Pepperdine in the last game of the NCAA Regionals as part of a Cal Poly comeback that fell short. The Lakewood, Calif. Native also hit 17 doubles over the 59 games played this season, hitting .322. Torres will join former Cal Poly outfielder Adam Buschini, who is also in the Padres' organization.
Within minutes of losing Torres, Cal Poly commit and Rocklin High graduate Logan Webb was drafted in the 118 spot by the San Francisco Giants.
The biggest Cal Poly surprise of Friday's draft happened when Zack Zehner was overall pick number 204 in the seventh round by the Toronto Blue Jays. Zehner was not ranked as one of the top 500 prospects going into draft day.
Zehner hit .315 with seven doubles, three triples and three home runs. Zehner knocked in 16 runs as well.
The final Mustang picked up on Friday was closer Reid Reilly, who holds the single-season school record of 14 saves. Drafted 224th by the Boston Red Sox, Reilly struck out 53 batters with a .174 ERA.
Third baseman Jimmy Allen is projected to be the next Cal Poly player drafted in the final three rounds on Saturday.
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