Alex Destino Selected In 14th Round Of MLB Draft By Chicago White Sox|
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina junior outfielder Alex Destino was selected in the 14th round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox. Destino tied for the team lead with 41 RBIs on the year. Destino hit 10 homers and batted .255 (52-for-204) with 31 runs scored and eight doubles as well.
Destino is the fourth Gamecock to be selected in this year's draft. Clarke Schmidt went in the first round to the Yankees with Wil Crowe a second round selection by the Nationals and Tyler Johnson going in the 5th round to the White Sox as well.
Alex Destino BIO
2017 - Played in 57 games with 55 starts, hit .255 (52-for-204) with 31 runs scored, eight doubles, 10 homers and 41 RBIs as well as a .441 slugging percentage and a team-high 27 walks ... 3-for-4 tying a season-high in hits with a homer, a double, a RBI and a run scored in 10-2 win vs. Missouri at the SEC Tournament (5/25) ... Key two-run double in 7-4 win vs. Vanderbilt at the SEC Tournament (5/23) ... Two-run homer in 6-3 win vs. USC Upstate (5/16) ... Set single-game school record with five walks and scored a pair of runs in 10-7 win vs. Liberty (5/10) ... 3-for-4 with a solo homer in 4-3 win vs. Presbyterian (5/9) ... Three-rum homer in 7-6 loss at LSU (5/7) ... RBI single, a run scored and two walks in 3-2 win at LSU (5/5) ... Hit a two-run homer in 9-5 win vs. Wofford (5/3) ... 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in 7-4 loss to Mississippi State (4/14) ... Drove in a pair of runs in 6-1 win over Vanderbilt (4/8) ... 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in 7-6 loss to Vanderbilt (4/6) ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in 15-1 win at The Citadel (3/28) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI in 3-0 win vs. Charleston Southern (3/22) ... 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs scored and three RBI in 10-2 win over Tennessee (3/19) ... 2-for-3 with a two-run single and a run scored in 5-2 win over Michigan State (3/11) ... Key solo homer in the eighth inning of a rally in 8-6 victory over Winthrop (3/8) ... Two walks, a run scored and a RBI sacrifice fly in 8-4 win over Appalachian State (2/28) ... 2-for-3 with a run scored and a game-winning RBI double in 4-3 win over Wright State (2/24) ... Two-run homer in 6-5 loss to Kansas State (2/23) ... Game-winning two-run homer in 5-3 win over Charlotte (2/21) ... 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI in 5-1 win over UNCG (2/18) ... 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in 7-1 win over UNCG (2/17)
2016 - Played in 60 games with 59 starts, hit .321 (75-for-234) with 40 runs scored, 14 doubles, a team-high 10 homers and 59 RBI; also a .373 on-base percentage and a .509 slugging mark ... NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... 2-for-5 with a two-run single, a double and two runs scored in 10-5 win over UNCW (6/7) ... 3-for-4 with a homer, three runs scored and three RBI In 23-2 win over Rhode Island (6/5) ... Two-run homer in 5-4 loss to Rhode Island (6/3) ... 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in 9-7 win over Alabama (5/21) ... 2-for-2 with a RBI, two walks and three runs scored in 16-4 win over The Citadel (5/17) ... 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs in 3-1 win over Presbyterian (5/10) ... 2-for-6 with a double in 5-4 loss at Kentucky (5/8) ... 2-for-4 with a double in 6-0 loss at Kentucky (5/7) ... Homered, scored two runs and drove in four in 10-5 win at Kentucky (5/6) ... Two-run homer in 5-4 loss to Florida (4/29) ... 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in 9-2 win over Missouri (4/24) ... 2-for-4 with four RBI in 5-1 win over Missouri (4/23) ... 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double in 5-3 loss at Georgia (4/17) ... RBI and a run scored in 3-1 win at Georgia (3/15) ... Game-winning RBI pinch-hit single in the eighth inning of a 4-3 win over Tennessee (4/10) ... 2-for-2 with a RBI single in 4-0 win at Vanderbilt (4/1) ... Tied a single-game school record with three doubles and finished 3-for-6 with two RBI in 6-5 loss to College of Charleston (3/29) ... 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in 10-6 win over Arkansas (3/18) ... 2-for-4 with a double in 12-6 win at USC Upstate (3/15) ... 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI in 5-4 win over Charleston Southern (3/12) ... Solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in 5-4 win over Furman (3/9) ... 5-for-5 with four RBI in 8-1 win vs. Clemson (3/4) ... 3-for-6 with a double, two homers, two runs and a career-high seven RBI in 16-5 win over Penn State (2/27) ... 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and four RBI in 16-4 win over Winthrop (2/24) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 10-1 win over Albany (2/19).
2015 - Played in 48 games with 42 starts at designated hitter, hit .251 (42-for-167) with 15 runs scored, six doubles, six homers and 35 RBI ... Made one appearance on the mound with 0.2 innings ... 1-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored in 10-7 win over LSU (5/14) ... A three-run homer and four RBI in 17-0 win over USC Upstate (5/12) ... 3-for-6 with a homer and three runs scored in 15-14 loss at Texas A&M (5/9) ... 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI in 5-3 win over Wofford (5/6) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI single in 3-2 win over Vanderbilt (4/18) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI in 11-1 win over Appalachian State (4/7) ... A pair of RBI in 7-5 loss at Mississippi State (4/3) ... 2-for-5 with a double and a RBI single in 7-5 loss to Winthrop (3/17) ... Two-run homer in 4-3 win over Kentucky (3/14) ... 3-for-4 with a run scored, three-run double and four RBI in 13-3 win over Penn State (3/11) ... 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in 11-3 win over High Point (3/4); also pitched 0.2 innings in first appearance on the mound ... Grand slam in 10-4 win over Charleston Southern (3/3) ... Strong series vs. Northeastern, hit .583 (7-for-12) ... 3-for-4 with a three-run homer in 6-4 win over Northeastern (2/22) ... 3-for-4 in 10-1 win over Northeastern (2/21) ... 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in 8-3 win over College of Charleston (2/14).