Kriske Drafted in the 6th Round of the MLB Draft by the Yankees

    June 10, 2016

    LOS ANGELES – USC senior right-handed pitcher Brooks Kriske was drafted by the New York Yankees in the sixth round of the 2016 MLB First Year Players’ Draft on Friday afternoon. He was the 188th pick overall.

    Kriske (Palm Desert, Calif./Palm Desert HS) is a four-year reliever for the Trojans, who showed dominating stuff as a senior in 2016. He was tied for the team-lead with 26 appearances, throwing 35.1 innings with a 2.55 ERA. He led the team and finished in the top 10 in the Pac-12 with six saves. He struck out 42 in those 35.1 innings of work.

    Over his four-year career, Kriske appeared in 71 games, making seven starts. He has a 3.28 career ERA and a 4-5 record through 120.2 innings of work. He struck out 106 in his career to just 55 walks.

    Kriske is the first Trojan to be drafted by the Yankees since catcher Hector Rabago was taken in the 18th round of the 2009 draft. He is just the ninth Trojan to be drafted all-time by the Yanks.

    The Trojans have had 318 players drafted since the draft's inception in 1965.