LSU’s Hunter Feduccia and Cam Sanders Drafted in the 12th Round
The LSU Tigers Baseball program hadn't lost many players to the MLB Draft until Day 3 when they had two players selected six picks apart in round 12!
First, Cam Sanders is a junior right-handed pitcher who was actually drafted last year after his sophomore year in the 18th round by the San Diego Padres. This time around he goes in the 12th round (368th overall) and has been drafted by the Chicago Cubs and fun fact, he's the son of former Cubs pitcher Scott Sanders. This seems like a slam-dunk for Cam to get an opportunity to play for the team his dad played for. In 2018 he was 1-0 with a 5.59 ERA, he also made 18 appearances this year with four starts and struck out 48 batters in 38.2 innings pitched.
Next, the LSU catcher Hunter Feduccia was taken as the final pick in the 12th round (374th overall) by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Feduccia was a junior from Lake Charles, LA and had himself a decent season splitting time behind the dish with Nick Coomes. He hit .233, scored 22 runs, knocked in 31 RBI's, belted three home runs, had a .375 on-base percentage, and only committed one error all season.
We'll see if these Tigers sign or stay for their senior seasons but nevertheless, congratulations to each for getting selected in the 2018 MLB Draft.