There have been a number of individuals from Lafayette, and the Acadiana area, that have played in Major League Baseball over the years.

Obviously, the entire state of Louisiana has produced even more.

As a matter of fact, 246 people born in the state of Louisiana have appeared in a Major League Baseball game, beginning in 1874, with John Peters of New Orleans, who played 11 years, with the likes of the Chicago White Stockings, Milwaukee Grays, Providence Grays, Buffalo Bisons, and Pittsburgh Alleghenys.

All summer, we’ll preview a player from the state of Louisiana that appeared in Major League baseball, starting with players from Lafayette, before spotlighting players from the Acadiana area, and then a few from the state itself.

Yesterday, we spotlighted Ken Tatum.

Today, we feature Casey Daigle.

Born in Lake Charles in 1981, Daigle, a right-handed pitcher, played parts of 3 seasons in Major League Baseball, with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2004 & 2006) and the Houston Astros (2010).

Tatum went to Sulphur High School before being selected by the Diamondbacks in the first round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Daigle made his Major League debut on April 9, 2004, pitching 2.2 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Daigle went on to appear in 10 games for the Diamondbacks in 2004, all as a starter, going 2-3, to go along with a 7.13 ERA.

After spending the 2005 campaign back in the minor leagues, Daigle returned to the Diamondbacks as a relief pitcher in 2006, accumulating a 3.65 ERA. in 12.1 innings of work.

Daigle made it back into the big leagues in 2010, with the Houston Astros, going 1-1 with an 11.32 ERA. over 10.1 innings.

In parts of three MLB seasons, Daigle appeared in 33 games, including 10 as a starter, going 3-4 with a 7.16 ERA.

Daigle has been married to softball icon Jennie Finch since 2005.