Carrillo Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 33rd Round of the 2017 MLB Draft|
June 14, 2017
LOS ANGELES – Trojan junior third baseman Adalberto Carrillo was drafted in the 33rd round, 1003 pick overall as a catcher by the Washington Nationals on day three of the 2017 MLB First Year Players Draft.
Carrillo (Santa Ana, Calif./Tustin HS) earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors in 2017 after batting .281 with a team-high 36 RBIs. He was also tied for the team lead with seven home runs and led the team with nine stolen bases, as he was a perfect 9-for-9 on the base paths. He was also a big reason for the Trojans’ solid infield defense, fielding at a .967 clip as the everyday third baseman for the Trojans.
Over three seasons, including being an everyday starter the past two, Carrillo is a career .261 hitter, starting 119 games and appearing in 132 total. He has tallied 15 home runs and has driven in 67 runs on 105 career hits. He also boasts 18 doubles and three triples.
Carrillo was drafted by the Nats as a catcher, a position he has not played in three seasons at Troy.
He is just the third Trojans to be drafted by the Nationals, and the first since Angelo La Bruna was also taken in the 33rd round by the club in 2015.
After Carrillo’s selection, the Trojans have had 330 players drafted since the draft's inception in 1965.
As just a junior, Carrillo has the option to return to USC for his senior season in 2018.