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Padres Draft Interview: James Darnell

James Darnell was an RBI machine at South Carolina and he parlayed that success into being selected in the second-round of the MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. His goal – reach the big leagues as quickly as possible with World Series rings dancing in his head.

A second team All-SEC selection, Darnell hit .306 on the year with 19 HR and 81 RBI. His RBI total is the fourth highest in a single-season by a Gamecock player. He started all 63 games this year at third base for the Gamecocks. Darnell also led the conference in RBI in SEC games with 40 RBI in 30 conference contests. He twice tied the USC single-game record for home runs with three in a 13-7 win... Recommended Stories

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