Cajun Pitchers Stoelke, Lee, Taken in Ninth Round of MLB Draft
Two more pitchers for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have been taken on the second day of the Major League Baseball draft.
In addition to Hogan Harris, drafted in the third round by Oakland, Cajun RHP Logan Stoelke and Nick Lee were both selected in the ninth round.
Stoelke, a senior, went to Pittsburgh with the 264th overall pick, while Lee, a junior, was taken by Tampa Bay six picks later at #270.
Stoelke served as the Cajuns' late inning relief specialist in 2018, amassing a 4-0 record with ten saves and an ERA of 2.97 despite missing two and a half weeks with a groin injury. Lee, meanwhile, notched three saves in Stoelke's absence and finished 3-7 with a 5.07 ERA.
Other notables around the state and Sun Belt included:
Tulane OF Grant Witherspoon 4th round (#107) to Tampa Bay
Troy OF Brandon Lockridge 5th round (#157) to the New York Yankees
UNO LHP Brian Warzek 6th round (#194) to the Los Angeles Dodgers
South Alabama OF Brandon Donovan 7th round (#213) to St. Louis
Northwestern State C David Fry 7th round (#215) to Milwaukee
Coastal Carolina SS Seth Lancaster 8th round (#227) to Philadelphia
Arkansas State RHP Payton Culbertson 8th round (#237) to Miami
LSU LHP Nick Bush 8th round (#246) to Colorado
Georgia Southern RHP Chase Cohen 9th round (#263) to Oakland
Georgia Southern RHP Brian Eichhorn 9th round (#283) to Cleveland
Troy SS Matt Sanders, 10th round (#298) to Seattle
Coastal Carolina 1B Kevin Woodall, Jr, 10th round (#303) to St. Louis
The third and final day of the draft (Rounds 11-40) will begin at 11 am Wednesday