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MLB Draft Day 2

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While the USC baseball program did not boast any first round draft picks Monday night, they made up for it by showing off their strength in numbers on day two.

As expected, Trojan slugger Ricky Oropesa was the first name off USC's board as the 116th overall pick (3rd round) by the San Francisco Giants. 

Logan Odom 3.jpgNext up, fireballer Austin Wood was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 6th round and then senior Logan Odom (pictured) defied the projections as the Anaheim club picked USC's Sunday starter 60 picks after the Trojans' Saturday pitcher.

Wood and Odom are not the only USC players to join each other in big league organizations.  Ace right-hander Andrew Triggs will team up with Oropesa in San Francisco.

In a great story, closer Chad Smith, who saw his final Trojan campaign cut short due to Tommy John surgery, was still drafted by the Detroit Tigers.  Finally, senior leader Joe DePinto was selected by the Chicago White Sox.

Here's the full list through day two...

Round 3 (116th overall) - Ricky Oropesa, Giants

Round 6 (195th overall) - Austin Wood, Angels

Round 8 (255th overall) - Logan Odom, Angels

Round 17 (527th overall) - Chad Smith, Tigers

Round 21 (651st overall) - Joe DePinto, White Sox

Round 21 (657th overall) - Andrew Triggs, Giants

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Jordan,

Thanks for all the hard work you do to bring us tons of
great Trojan sports news. As a new Trojan living in Chicago,
this website has been a wonderful place to truly embrace
The Trojan Family on a daily basis every morning with a
cup of coffee.

Question:

Why has USC's Baseball team, which has produced so many
incredible MLB players not been as dominant the past few
years?

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