May 16, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel before throwing out the first pitch prior to the San Diego Padres game against the Washington Nationals at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Twitter Reaction: San Diego Padres draft Johnny Manziel in 28th round


San Diego, CA- With the 837th overall selection in the 2014 MLB Draft, the San Diego Padres selected Heisman award winner and Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Here’s the twitter reaction to the Padres drafting Johnny Manziel:

Johnny Manziel hasn’t played baseball since high school, but did throw out a first pitch and take batting practice with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in May 2013 and I guess the Padres were impressed with what they saw.

In high school Johnny Manziel was a middle infielder at Tivy High School (Kerrville, Texas). Manziel didn’t play baseball his senior year because he graduated early to play quarterback at Texas A&M. In his final year of baseball as a junior, Johnny Manziel batted .416 with seven home runs and 35 RBI’s.

This isn’t the first time a Major League team has drafted an NFl player, as Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the Rule 5 Draft last off-season.

 

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