June 7, 2007
Malibu, Calif. - Junior shortstop Danny Worth, who ranks second on Pepperdine's all-time doubles list, was taken is the second round (91st overall) by the Detroit Tigers during Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft that began on Thursday.
Worth became the second Pepperdine player taken during the first day of the draft, joining junior All-American Barry Enright, who was taken earlier in the second round (73rd overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The selection of the two players marks the ninth time in the last 10 years, Pepperdine has had multiple players taken in the same draft.
Worth, who became a fixture as the Waves' starting shortstop as a freshman in 2005 and entered 2007 as a preseason All-American, concluded his junior campaign with a .320 career average, seven home runs, 108 RBI, 119 runs scored and 59 doubles. His doubles total is one shy of tying for first on the program's all-time list and tie for ninth in WCC annals.
In three seasons, Worth played in 183 consecutive games, starting 181, and ranks 11th in hits, 12th in at-bats (741) and 18th in total bases (325) on Pepperdine's all-time charts.
Worth is coming off a career year as a junior, posting a career and team-high .344 average while establishing personal-bests with 83 hits and 11 stolen bases. He ranked sixth in the WCC in average, fourth in hits, fourth in doubles (19), fifth in total bases (115), eighth in stolen bases (11) and 10th in slugging percentage (.477) and runs scored.
As a sophomore, Worth received honorable mention All-WCC recognition after batting .310 with a career-high 24 doubles, three home runs and 38 RBI. He batted .306 with 16 doubles, a home run and 34 RBI as a rookie en route to earning second team All-WCC honors.