NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A day after two LSU players, Alex Bregman and Andrew Stevenson, were drafted on day one of the MLB Draft for just the second time in program history, a large crop of South Louisiana talent added to the list of new big leaguers.
UL-Lafayette shortstop Blake Trahan was projected to go as high as the first round but ended up being selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the third round. He headlines a group of seven local prospects selected in rounds 3-10:
SS Blake Trahan, UL-Lafayette - 3rd round, Cincinnati Reds
C Kade Scivicque, LSU - 4th round, Detroit Tigers
CF Josh Magee, Franklinton HS - 5th round, San Diego Padres
2B/OF Jared Foster, LSU - 5th round, Los Angeles Angels
LHP Grant Borne, Nicholls St. - 7th round, Washington Nationals
RHP Zac Person, LSU - 9th round, Houston Astros
OF Mark Laird, LSU - 9th round, Philadelphia Phillies
3B Conner Hale, LSU - 9th round, Seattle Mariners
Rounds 11-40 will be conducted Wednesday, starting at 11 AM.