Dante Flores Drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 18th Round of the MLB First Year Player Draft

    Dante Flores
    June 10, 2015

    LOS ANGELES - Senior second baseman Dante Flores becomes the fourth Trojan taken in the 2015 First Year Player Draft after the Chicago White Sox took him in the 18th round on day three of the draft.

    Flores (Norwalk, Calif./St. John Bosco HS) was the 532nd overall pick, and is the 13th Trojan all-time to be drafted by the White Sox. He is also the third Trojan infielder to be taken by the club in the last five years, as second baseman Joe De Pinto was taken in the 21st round by the White Sox in 2011 and third baseman Kevin Swick was the 22nd round selection by the club in 2014.

    Flores, who was a Trojan starter all four seasons, had his best year in 2105, batting .304 through 59 games played. His batting average was the third-highest on the team and he drove in 43 runs, third-highest on the squad. He was patient at the plate, drawing 30 walks, good for fourth-best on the team. He had four triples and showed some power with five home runs. The junior was rewarded as an All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection.

    Flores became the fourth Trojan taken in the 2015 draft and the 312th Trojan all-time.