Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Baseball: USC signee taken in supplemental round
By Pedro Moura
Tustin (Calif.) third baseman Travis Harrison, a key piece of USC's 2012 recruiting class, was selected with the 50th overall selection of Monday's MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins.
Harrison, a 6-2, 215-pound power prospect who could eventually project to the outfield, hit .481 with 13 homers and 30 RBI for the Tillers this season. He's considered more likely to end up attending USC than some of the other Trojan signees who have been selected high in the draft over the last few years, like Joc Pederson, Matt Davidson, Mike Moustakas and Tim Beckham -- and even another signee expected to be selected Tuesday, Huntington Beach Edison shortstop Christian Lopes.
No current USC players were taken with the draft's first 60 picks. It resumes at 9 A.M. PT Wednesday with the second round and Thursday at the same time with rounds 30-50.