Raph Rhymes Jr. *
JaCoby Jones So. *
Mason Katz Jr. *
Arby Fields Jr.
Alex Edward Jr.
LSU's outfield is by no means deep but it is talented. All three starters return from last season with most notable JaCoby Jones moving from the infield to center in replace of Mikie Mahtook. Mahtook will surely be missed, but the athletic play of Jones will ease the pain a great deal. If the season were to start today Rhymes wouldn't be able to make certain throws from left field, his arm just isn't 100%, but the coaches are doing everything they can to get him comfortable out there. For now I'm leaving Raph in LF; however don't be suprised to see him in at DH to begin the season. Jones in my opinion will make as smooth a transition from 2B to CF as anyone in the league he's got a great deal of potential in that frame and behind Gausman LSU's best pro prospect. JaCoby's athletic enough to play anywhere and it will show in the coming weeks. Katz a returning starter in RF will have that spot locked down if he remains out there. What you see is what you get with Mason, his bat is his centerpiece. Out of the group Katz comes in with slighty better power than the rest, Jones has the better glove. I still see Rhymes hitting over 330.-340. this year; he was recruited to LSU because of his explosive hitting and all signs point to another fantastic year at the plate. Arby Fields the football transfer from Northwestern (2010) will backup in center as well as left and will be the first one out there in the need of a replacement. Edward a returning starter for a part of his career will also split time in the outfield as well as possible DH.
*Scale 20-Lowest, 50-Average, 80-Top of the Charts*
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