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Jun 6, 2014 9:36 PM

MLB Draft: Two Former Corpus Christi High School Standouts Drafted on Day 2

CORPUS CHRISTI - It was a day they will never forget. Two former high school stars in Corpus Christi were drafted to the MLB. Former John Paul II star Jose Trevino was picked up in the 6th round by the Texas Rangers, and about an hour later former Moody Trojan pitcher Michael Franco was drafted in the 7th round by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Trevino is a 2011 graduate of John Paul II and was a two-time district MVP with the Centurions. He tied the Texas state record hammering 25 homeruns his senior year, as he led the Centurions to back to back State Championships in 2010 and in 2011.

After graduation, Trevino went on to play college ball at Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he hit over .300 with 10 homeruns and 43 RBI this past season in his junior year.

We talked to Trevino right after he got drafted by the Rangers, and he was quick to remember his time and accomplishments at John Paul II.

"I owe a lot to them and Coach Castillo especially. He really taught me not only about baseball but about life as well, so he's really helped me out," said Trevino.

Moody's Michael Franco was picked up in the 7th round (217th overall pick) by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Franco, a 2010 graduate, won a State Championship with the Trojans in 2007. He was a two-time All-State Pitcher with an outstanding 15-0 record and 0.85 ERA his senior year with the Trojans.

He went on to play college baseball at Howard College in Big Spring, TX and then transferred to Florida International University in University Park, FL. He was 9-3 with an ERA of 1.09 with over 100 strike outs in his junior year this past season at FIU.


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