Four Trojans Selected In The 2010 MLB Draft

June 9, 2010

LOS ANGELES -- With the third and final day of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft completed today, four Trojans have been selected.

Sophomore pitcher Andrew Triggs was selected in the 24th round (720th overall) by the Cleveland Indians. Triggs went 2-7 this season with a 3.95 ERA in 11 starts. He threw 70 2/3 innings, allowing 71 hits and 31 earned runs while walking 21 and striking out 62 batters and opponents hitting .257 against him.

Senior outfielder Mike O'Neill was picked by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 31st round (949th overall) after batting .344 this season with three home runs and 25 RBI. Senior pitcher Kevin Couture was selected in the 32nd round (978th overall) by the San Francisco Giants after posting a 2-4 record with a 5.99 ERA (70 2/3 IP, 108 H, 47 ER, 24 BB, 53 SO, .356 OBA) while sophomore first baseman Beau Brett was picked by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 35th round (1,072nd overall) after batting .300 (9-for-30) this season for the Trojans.

Since the draft started in 1965, Trojan players have now been drafted 293 times by major league teams.

Parents and fans should note that due to NCAA regulations, USC is only able to make announcements on players who have signed a national letter of intent and can not comment on any players who will walk on to the program or receive financial aid without signing an LOI.

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