USC Baseball Commits Reach Agreements With Pro Teams

USC’s first-round draft picks, first baseman Dominic Smith from Serra High School in Gardena and shortstop JP Crawford of Lakewood, reached agreements with the teams that drafted them.

Baseball America reports Smith received a $2.6 million signing bonus from the New York Mets. The publication said Crawford got $2.3 million from the Philadelphia Phillies. Both players committed to USC but were not expected to play for the Trojans because their stock was too high.

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  • Golden Trojan

    The unique difficulty of recruiting in college baseball. Made more difficult when you don’t have a coach!!!!!

  • Bill

    They even took pay cuts to jump to the pros! Tells a lot about the program and Trojan for Life joke!

  • Steve B.

    Another dumb moves by the non-coaching staff which also lost Ryan McMahon a 2nd round choice. All top three hitters
    for avg. in 2013 are gone along with half the homers. Garrett completely ruined this program while Haden lets it stay buried with his coaching moves.