Six Players Selected In Major League Baseball Draft
June 4, 2003
LOS ANGELES -- Six members of the 2003 USC baseball team were selected in the Major League Baseball draft that concluded Wednesday. Right-handed pitcher Brian Bannister was selected in the seventh round by the New York Mets as the highest drafted Trojan. The other players selected are: shortstop Anthony Lunetta (9th, Cleveland Indians), pitcher Fraser Dizard (10th, Chicago White Sox), pitcher Anthony Reyes (15th, St. Louis Cardinals), outfielder Travis McAndrews (23rd, Arizona Diamondbacks) and pitcher Jordan Olson (33rd, Tampa Bay Devil Rays).
Dizard and Bannister are the only two Trojans who would have one year of eligibility left if they did not sign with their respective teams.
Since the draft began in 1965, Trojan players have been drafted a total of 260 times. USC has had six first-round draft picks during head coach Mike Gillespie's tenure: Mark Smith (9th overall in 1991 by Baltimore), Geoff Jenkins (9th in 1995 by Milwaukee), Seth Etherton (18th in 1998 by Anaheim), Eric Munson (3rd in 1999 by Detroit), Barry Zito (9th in 1999 by Oakland) and Mark Prior (2nd in 2001 by Chicago Cubs).
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