USD alum Kris Bryant unanimously wins Rookie of the Year
MATTHEW ROBERSON | SPORTS EDITOR | THE USD VISTA | @mroberson22
Kris Bryant played baseball at USD from 2011-13, winning the Golden Spikes Award as the nation’s top player in 2013. That season he blasted 31 home runs, a total which was more than 75 percent of all Division I teams. After being drafted second overall by the Chicago Cubs in the 2013 MLB Draft, he started his demolition of minor league pitching. He was named Minor League Player of the Year and was widely regarded as the top prospect in baseball. Upon making his long-awaited MLB debut in 2015, Bryant continued to play well. He finished the year with a .275 batting average, 29 home runs, 99 RBI and 31 doubles and a new trophy for his mantle. Matt Duffy of the San Francisco Giants finished second in the voting.