(WMBB) – Arnold alum Lucas Dunn was drafted in the eighth round of the MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres on Monday.
He was the 250th pick overall with the slot value of the pick being $163,900.
Dunn just got done with his senior season at Louisville. The second baseball averaged .266 at the plate in his last season with the team. He drove in 31 RBI and six home runs for the Cardinals.
Dunn celebrated his drafting tonight in Panama City Beach and said it was nice to be with family and friends and in the place it all started when he got the call.
“It was unreal, it was weight lifted off my shoulders. I had a pretty good feeling I would get drafted but you never really know until it happens,” Dunn said.
He also said the first thing they did after it was official was head to some local sports shops in Bay County and purchase all of their Padres hats.
He’s very excited to get started with their organization.
Honestly in years past San Diego is probably one of the only teams I haven’t interviewed with. I got invited to one of their workouts and did really well, got to meet a lot of the executives a lot of the scouts. I think it’s gonna be a really good fit, I think they value me and I definitely value them,” Dunn said.