Fairfield Central High star athlete Justin Trapp was chosen Thursday in the final day of this year's Major League Baseball draft.
Trapp, who played shortstop and pitcher in high school, was drafted by the Kansas City Royals as a shortstop in the 34th round, or 1,022 overall.
Splitting time between shortstop and pitcher, Trapp batted .526 with 20 stolen bases in 23 games. He drew 18 walks and was hit by two pitches, giving him a .690 on-base percentage. As a pitcher, he struck out 42 batters and walked five in 29 innings, compiling a 1.20 ERA.
In football, Trapp threw for 1,407 yards, rushed for 1,008 and, as a part-time wide receiver, caught 13 passes for 251 yards to land on S.C.’s Shrine Bowl team.
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Trapp, who was The State's Midlands male athlete of the year, has a full scholarship to Coastal Carolina, where he would play football and baseball.
Watch video from Trapp's six-touchdown effort vs. Chapin in 2008