The Final Tally: 6 players and 7 baseball recruits drafted

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  1. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

    Feb 4, 2004
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    6 LSU baseball players and 7 recruits drafted
    By Clinton Duckworth, The Reveille
    June 16, 2005

    (U-WIRE) BATON ROUGE, La. -- Six LSU baseball players and seven high school Tiger recruits were drafted June 7 and 8 in the 2005 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

    Senior outfielders Ryan Patterson and Nick Stavinoha, senior infielder Clay Harris, junior pitchers Greg Smith and Jason Determann and junior catcher Matt Liuzza were selected by MLB teams.

    Patterson was the first Tiger drafted when the Toronto Blue Jays chose him in the third round as the 116th pick.

    Smith, an Alexandria, La. native, was drafted in the sixth round by Arizona Diamondbacks as the 171st selection.

    The Arizona Cardinals drafted Stavinoha in the seventh round as the 230th pick.

    The Philadelphia Phillies selected Harris, a two-time all-SEC selection, in the ninth round as the 277th pick.

    The Chicago Cubs drafted Liuzza in the 30th round as the 910th pick, and the Boston Red Sox drafted Determann in the 35th round as the 1,068th selection.

    Franques said Liuzza will return to LSU for his senior season, but Determann will forgo his to attend medical school.

    Franques said it is very likely that four of the seven LSU recruits that were drafted will forgo college and turn professional.

    The Baltimore Orioles used the 13th overall selection in the draft to choose catcher Brandon Snyder of Westfield High School in Centreville, Va.

    The Atlanta Braves drafted pitcher Beau Jones of Destrehan High School in Destrehan, with the 41st pick.

    Jones was recently named Mr. Baseball by the Louisiana Sports Writer's Association.

    The award is given to the state's top high school baseball player.

    Pitcher Josh Wall of Central Private High School in Baker, was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second round as the 71st pick.

    The Tampa Bay Devilrays drafted pitcher Jeremy Hellickson of Hoover High School in Des Moines, Iowa, in the fourth round as the 118th choice.

    Franques said Snyder, Jones, Wall and Hellickson will most likely forgo their careers at LSU because of their high draft status.

    The three LSU recruits Franques said he believes will attend LSU despite being drafted are outfielder Jarrod Bogany, catcher Robert Lara and shortstop Jason Ogata.

    The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Bogany of George Bush High School in Houston, Texas, in the 15th round as the 451st pick.

    Lara of Nova High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was chosen in the 17th round by the Minnesota Twins as the 525th pick, and the San Diego Padres chose Ogata of Westview High School in Portland, Ore., in the 50th round as the 1,492nd selection.
  2. JVincent25

    JVincent25 Founding Member

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    Those three probably will come to LSU, if there is one that I'm scared might sign it is Lara. I don't think his family is that well off and when he was interviewed on FSN he sounded really unsure of what he was going to do. I really hope he comes though, he would be able to take over for Liuzza after next year.

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