A pick-by-pick look at Monday's first round of the amateur draft.
Originally Published: June 7, 2004Baseball America
A recap of Monday's amateur draft first round. 1. Padres: Matt Bush, ss, Mission Bay HS, El Cajon, Calif. At 5-foot-10, his size would be an issue if not for his exceptionally strong arms and legs. His arm is also a special tool. His best asset may be his glove. He has outstanding lateral movement, lays out for balls in the hole and is quick at turning the double play. He's more of a contact hitter than a power hitter, but scouts say he should hit better with wood than aluminum. He projects as a .270-.290 hitter.
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