June 7, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego baseball team set a program record with six overall players drafted in the 2006 Major League Baseball draft as junior catcher Jordan Abruzzo and junior right-handed pitcher Anthony Slama were both taken in the second day of the draft. Abruzzo was a 39th round pick of the Boston Red Sox and Slama was also selected in the 39th round as the Minnesota Twins selected him.
Abruzzo, a 2006 All-West Coast Conference second-team honoree, finished his junior campaign with a batting average of .314, had 75 hits, a team-leading 18 doubles, eight home runs and 58 RBI. Abruzzo finished the season in stylish fashion as in the Toreros second game in the Fullerton NCAA Regional he set new program records in single-game home runs hit with three and single-game RBI with eight. Abruzzo was named to the Fullerton Regional All-Tournament team after his outstanding performances in USD's three games at the Fullerton Regional.
Slama finished his first season in a Torero uniform with a record of 2-0 and an ERA of 6.18 while making 25 appearances and two starts. Slama served USD as a mainstay in the bull pen as a closer and recorded 37 strikeouts.