As another amateur draft opened, the Padres spent the first day of the annual selection process by taking what came to them. Thursday, for the second time in as many years, they took a pair of position players with their top two picks, enamored with their athleticism and skill sets.

At No. 13, they drafted North Carolina State shortstop Trea Turner. They had not expected Turner, one of college baseball’s most productive and speediest players, to fall to their first-round slot.

At No. 51, they nabbed Gainesville High (Ga.) outfielder Michael Gettys, a potential first-round talent with four plus tools.

“We were really quite pleasantly surprised at both those guys,” said Gasparino, the Padres’ scouting director. “We felt, coming into it, there was a slight chance Turner would get there. We felt there was very little chance Gettys would get there with our second-round pick. We’re really, really happy with both.”

In 2013, the Padres also showed an early focus on position players, taking outfielder Hunter Renfroe and infielder Dustin Peterson with their first two selections.