Two Trojans Picked On Day Two Of MLB Draft

June 7, 2006

LOS ANGELES -- Two more USC baseball players were selected in day two of the 2006 MLB draft today. Junior Daniel Perales was picked in the 22nd round (657th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks while senior Baron Frost was a 50th round selection by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Perales batted .337 (66-for-196) this season for the Trojans with four home runs, 37 RBI and seven stolen bases. For his career, Perales batted .305 with seven home runs and 80 RBI.

Frost, who served as a catcher, outfielder and designated hitter, batted .310 (66-for-213) this season with six home runs and 47 RBI. His four-year career produced a .295 average with 45 doubles, 15 home runs and 112 RBI.

Five USC players were drafted this year (Ian Kennedy, Cyle Hankerd, Blake Sharpe, Perales and Frost), adding to the program's total of 273 players that have been drafted since the institution of the draft in 1965.

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