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quote: NOLA.com Fall Ball Roundup Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Baq6yQhCEAI112k.jpg:large width=500 Image: http://theadvocate.com/csp/mediapool/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=CJ9savQ_CvH8hATqT6CwiM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtNZCvznEjk9MH0kqAPICo_WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg width=500 Image: http://i.imgur.com/0TyIEQu.png width=600 Thanks to LSURussian for the summaries:
@bldore: #LSU coach Paul Mainieri to be inducted into American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Friday in Dallas.
- We got 12 players to sign or commit early last week, 6 position players and 6 pitchers.
- Of the 12, 4 are from Louisiana and 8 are from out of state.
- Javi said the 6 pitchers coming in represent the best group of pitching prospects he has seen in the 7 years he has been at LSU and he attributes that to AD's reputation in developing pitchers for the next level.
- 6 of the 12 attended, at some point, the LSU Showcase Baseball Camp.
- 6 of the prospects are rated in the top 175 by "Perfect Game".
- If this was the end of recruiting and we were able to keep all 12 on the team and not lose anyone to the pros, we would have the #4 ranked recruiting class.
Now the specifics on the players:
1) Greg Deichmann
- Shortstop out of Bro Martin HS. He's a close friend of the Hollander family (Mike Hollander, former LSU 3rd baseman) and has dreamed of playing for LSU since he was a kid. We may need his dreams to keep him at LSU because he is projected to possibly be a 1st round draft pick next June.
2) Austin Bain
- from Dutchtown HS. He pitches and plays shortstop. All around baseball player. Not sure yet if he will pitch or play a position for LSU. It will depend on how he develops once he joins the team.
3) Grayson Byrd
- plays shortstop or anywhere he wants to play, including pitcher. Probably going to be a position player for LSU. Former LSU and major league pitcher Paul Byrd's son.
4) Alex Lange
- from Lee Summitt, Missouri. He's an Under Armor All American and has drawn a lot of interest by MLB. Power right-handed pitcher with fast ball clocked in low 90's as a junior in high school. Described as a "big" kid.
5) Bobby Bradley
- power hitter from Gulf Port, MS. He's left handed and plays 1st base. He is a true first base prospect. Reminds the coaches of Matt Clark at first and also when hitting home runs.
6) Mac Marshall
- from Milburn, GA. #1 rated pitcher in Georgia and top 20 nationally. Of course, MLB knows about him. He's a LHP and throws mid-90's. Gonna be a challenge to see him in an LSU uniform.
7) Michael Papierski
- He's a catcher from Lamont HS in Lamont, Illinois. Big frame, natural catcher's body and is a switch hitter for power both sides.
8) Jake Latz
- LHP, from Lamont HS, Lamont, Illinois. That's right, the same high school as #7 above. We got the battery from that school. His best pitch is his curve. Drops off the table. Almost unhittable for high school players.
9 & 10) Twins brothers Beau and Bryce Jordan
- from Barbe HS, Lake Chuck. Beau is not a pitcher and Bryce is currently a catcher. (Bonus trivia question: when was the last time LSU had twin brothers playing on the baseball team? Yes, it has happened, during the Bertman era.)
11) Doug Norman
- RHP, Fort Mills, South Carolina. Grandfather is a professor at LSU and his mother graduated from LSU. Described as 'very tall' and 'needs to fill out his frame.' Fastball with a change up gets batters out for him.
12) Hunter Van Horn
- Tampa, FL. LHP, upper 80's to low 90's. His strength is he throws strikes. Almost never walks a batter.
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