Bernardo Flores Drafted By Chicago White Sox in 7th Round of MLB Draft|
June 10, 2016
LOS ANGELES – Junior left-handed pitcher Bernardo Flores became the third Trojan taken in the 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft after the Chicago White Sox took him in the seventh round, 206th overall selection.
Flores (Baldwin Park, Calif./Baldwin Park HS) became the 14th Trojan all-time to be drafted by the White Sox. The Sox have taken a Trojan in each of the last three drafts, as Dante Flores was taken in the 18th round in 2015 and Kevin Swick was drafted in the 22nd round in 2014.
Mostly a reliever for the past three seasons, Flores threw 41.2 innings over 16 appearances and four starts in 2016, striking out 36 and walking 16 while flashing 95 MPH heat at times. He finished 1-0 with a 6.70 ERA.
Over his three-year career, Flores appeared in 37 games with eight starts, finishing with a 4-1 record and a 5.32 ERA. He struck out 85 batters and walked 35 through 91.1 innings of work.
The Trojans have had 319 players drafted since the draft's inception in 1965.