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Wed, 02 Jul 2008 10:49:09 -0700
Padres.MLB.com's Corey Brock reports the San Diego Padres signed IF/OF Corey Adamson (Australia) to an undisclosed deal. Adamson, 16, helped the Western Australia Under 16 team to the National Championship in January. He led all tournament batters with two home runs, 17 RBIs, 12 runs scored, 26 total bases, a 1.040 slugging percentage and a .618 on-base percentage. Adamson hit at a .520 clip, third-best among tournament leaders. "Corey is one of the best athletes to come out of Australia in recent history," Padres director of international scouting Randy Smith said. "He is a five-tool player with plus speed."