The first two days of the MLB Draft came and went without two LSU players coming off the board.
Two Tigers heard their names called within a span on six picks in the 12th round on Wednesday morning.
Right-handed pitcher Cam Sanders went No. 368 to the Chicago Cubs and catcher Hunter Feduccia went No. 374 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Both are juniors who came to LSU from junior colleges and are expected to sign professionally.
Sanders struggled with his control for much of the season before emerging as an electric revelation in the postseason. He allowed three runs over 13.1 innings across four postseason appearances.
Feduccia began the season as LSU’s everyday catcher before seemingly losing the job to senior Nick Coomes down the stretch. He hit .233 this season and has a strong throwing arm, though he struggled at times with pass balls.
JAKE SLAUGHTER CHICAGO BOUND, TOO
It seems that Alex Lange laid the groundwork for quite the LSU-to-Chicago pipeline when the Cubs selected him in the first round last season.
Chicago selected their second LSU player of day three when it took infielder Jake Slaughter in the 18th round, making his selection No. 548 overall.
Slaughter has been an inconsistent player in two seasons at LSU, but he’s got power and athleticism, and he played the best baseball of his collegiate career down the stretch this season.
It was expected before the draft that he’ll sign professionally, though his status as a draft eligible sophomore does afford him more leverage should he decide to return to school for his junior season.
LSU Draft Summary
Current LSU Players Selected in 2018 MLB Draft
- Nick Bush, LHP – 8th Round (Colorado)
- Cam Sanders, RHP – 12th Round (Chicago Cubs)
- Hunter Feduccia, C – 12th Round (Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Jake Slaughter, INF – 18th Round (Chicago Cubs)
- Antoine Duplantis, OF – 19th Round (Cleveland)
- Zack Hess, RHP – 34th Round (Atlanta)
- Zach Watson, OF – 40th Round (Boston)
LSU Signees Selected in 2018 MLB Draft
- Brice Turang, INF – 1st Round (Milwaukee)
- Levi Kelly, RHP – 8th Round (Arizona)
- Giovanni DiGiacomo, OF – 29th Round (Pittsburgh)
- Easton McMurray, LHP – 37th Round (Colorado)
- Landon Marceaux, RHP – 37th Round (New York Yankees)
- Cole Henry, RHP – 38th Round (Detroit)
- Jaden Hill, RHP – 38th Round (St. Louis)
- CJ Willis, C – 39th Round (Tampa Bay)