Kyle Twomey Drafted in the 11th Round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs|
June 10, 2015
LOS ANGELES - Junior left-handed pitcher Kyle Twomey was drafted in the 13th round by the Chicago Cubs in on day three of the MLB First Year Player Draft.
Twomey (Placentia, Calif./El Dorado HS) was the 383rd overall pick and is the seventh Trojan to be taken all-time by the Cubs. The last Trojan drafted by the club was right-handed pitcher Mark Prior in the first round (second overall) of the 2001 draft.
The junior has been an integral part of the Trojan pitching staff since his freshman season in 2013. After starting his career as a starter, then moving to the bullpen for his sophomore season, the Placentia, Calif. native was the Trojans Saturday starter for the 2015 season. An All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection in 2015, he finished with a record of 8-2 in 16 starts, tallying 68 strikeouts in 93.2 innings of work. He finished with an ERA of 2.88, the lowest of any of the Trojan starters this past season, while throwing the most innings of any starter. He held opponents to a .255 batting average.
Twomey is the third current Trojan to be taken in the draft, making him the 311th all-time Trojan to be taken in the draft since its inception in 1965.