Kevin Swick Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 22nd Round of the 2014 MLB Draft|
June 7, 2014
LOS ANGELES - USC senior third baseman Kevin Swick was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 22nd round as the 648th overall pick on day three of the Major League Baseball First Year Player's Draft.
Swick (La Canada, Calif./Loyola HS) led the Trojans with 61 hits in 2014, while hitting .299 through 50 games. He drove in 24 runs, good for third-best on the team. Also a standout in the classroom, Swick became the Trojans' first baseball Capital One All-Academic First Team selection.
Swick started his career as a Trojan as a freshman walk-on, who quickly transformed into a three-year starter. He finished a four-year career with a .284 batting average through 174 games (159 starts). He collected 167 hits, 36 doubles, one triple and three home runs.
As a junior in 2013, Swick batted .305 through 49 games, driving in 16 runs with 51 hits. He appeared in the most games as sophomore in 2012, appearing in 54 games, while making 52 starts.
The last Trojan drafted by the White Sox was second baseman Joe DePinto in the 21st round of the 2011 draft.