Update prior to draft. A few videos and scouting reports have been added from MLB's Draft Tracker.
The original thread was started several months ago but is now anchored. LINK
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Draft Day 1 Update:
No surprises, Justin Williams taken 52nd overall by Arizona. Good luck to him.
Draft Day 2 Update:
Palladino to the Yankees in round 5, pick #164. Overall, a very good day for LSU.
Draft Day 3 Update:
Longhi and Bugg taken late. The draft went about as well as LSU could have hoped for. Tyler Allen
LHP Deer Park, TX (Deer Park) Video Parker Bugg
RHP San Diego, CA (Rancho Bernardo) 34th Round Pick, 1029th Overall (Baltimore) Alden Cartwright
RHP Baton Rouge, LA (Runnels) Dakota Dean
MIF Crestview, FL (Crestview) Jarret DeHart
OF Medford, NJ (Shawnee) Jake Fraley
OF Middleton, DE (Red Lion Christian Academy) Nick Longhi
1B Venice, FL (Venice) Video
30th Round Pick, 893rd Overall (Boston)
6'02" 205lbs DOB: 08/16/95
"Longhi has the potential to be one of the better pure hitters from this year's Draft class. He has a quick, compact swing and should hit for average as well as power in the future. Although he lacks range, he is an adequate defender in the outfield and has the arm to play in right. No matter where he plays, the LSU commit's bat will always be his greatest asset and will be what carries him throughout pro ball."
Andrew Mitchell LHP New Orleans, LA (Jesuit) Christian Pelaez
LHP Miami, FL (Florida Christian) Jared Poche
LHP Lutcher, LA (Lutcher) Video
6'00" 200lbs DOB: 11/21/94
"Poche gave up football this year to concentrate on his senior baseball season. It proved to be a fruitful decision as led Lutcher to its first state championship game, where he threw a one-hit shutout. Poche's fastball sits in the upper-80s. He also throws a curveball and changeup, which might be his best pitch and has the potential to be a plus offering. Listed at 6-foot, 200 pounds, Poche doesn't have much projection left, but he has a good feel for pitching and commands all of his pitches well. He is committed to LSU." Kramer Robertson
MIF McGregor, TX (Midway) Jesse Stallings
RHP Colfax, LA (Grant) Cade Stone
OF West Monroe, LA (West Monroe) Troy Whitty
RHP Easton, MA (Dexter School) Dylan Williams
RHP Cartersville, GA (Cass) Justin Williams
3B Houma, LA (Terrebonne) Video
2nd Round Pick, 52nd Overall (Arizona)
6'02" 215lbs DOB: 08/20/95
"Like many high schoolers, Williams made the rounds over this past summer, playing in the Perfect Game National Showcase, the East Coast Pro Showcase, the Under Armour All-American Game and the Perfect Game All-American Classic. His performance this spring has been just OK, but there's still a lot to like with one of the youngest players in the Draft class. Big and strong, Williams has tremendous raw power as a left-handed hitter and will put on some ridiculous BP sessions. It doesn't always show up in games, though, and he doesn't show confidence on the field consistently. He has tools, but he's still raw and will still be only 17 on Draft day. A team who thinks those tools will develop will take a chance on him in June." Charlie Yorks
? OF Lake Charles, LA (Barbe) Danny Zardon
3B Pembroke Pines, FL (American Heritage)
Juco: Kade Scivicque
C Maurepas, LA (Southwest Miss. CC) Connor Hale
IF New Port Richey, FL (State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota) Brady Domangue
RHP Houma, LA (LSU-Eunice) Zac Person
LHP Eunice, LA (LSU-Eunice)
David Palladino RHP Emerson, NJ (Howard College) 5th Round pick, 164th Overall (New York Yankees)
"6'09" 230lbs DOB: 03/15/93
Palladino began his college career last year at South Carolina-Upstate and pitched in 10 games before undergoing surgery to repair a tendon in his knee. He then transferred to Howard this season. Palladino's fastball sits in the low-90s, occasionally touching 95 mph. Because his fastball is mostly straight, it is critical for Palladino to use his 6-foot-9, 230-pound frame to create a good downhill angle. He also throws a changeup, curveball and slider. Despite his size, Palladino has an easy delivery and commands the ball well. He is committed to LSU."
This post was edited on 6/9 at 9:53 am