Three Cajuns Taken in Final Day of MLB Draft
Three Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, along with a couple of Cajuns' signees, have been taken in the final day of the Major League Baseball Draft.
Junior RHP Reagan Bazar was taken by San Francisco in the 17th round, IF Stefan Trosclair was drafted as a first baseman in the 20th round by the St. Louis Cardinals and senior RHP Eric Carter was taken in the 26th round, also by St. Louis.
Bazar has a career record of 5-0 with seven saves and a 2.48 ERA in 54.1 innings. Trosclair amassed a .307 career average in two seasons with 23 home runs and 82 RBI. Carter, who was a mainstay in the Cajuns' bullpen in 2016, finished with a record of 7-3 with four saves and a 2.62 ERA. He struck out 86 in just 72. innings of work.
In addition, two Cajuns' signees were selected; OF Todd Lott was taken in the 20th round by Cincinnati and C Handsome Monica was a 33rd round pick by Atlanta.
Here are other players of note that were taken on the draft's final day:
LSU--LHP Jared Poche, 14th round to San Diego, RHP Jessie Stallings, 15th round to Cincinnati, 2B Cole Freeman, 18th round, Dodgers, RHP Riley Smith 24th round Arizona, 3B Greg Deichmann 26th round, Twins. RHP Parker Bugg 27th round, Miami; 2B Kramer Robertson 32nd, Cleveland
STATE SCHOOLS--OF Nick Heath, NWST 16th round KC, RHP Adam Atkins, LA Tech, 18th round, Mets, LHP Kyle Cedotal SELA, 20th round, Colorado, RHP Adam Oller, NWST 20th round Pittsburgh, LHP Dominick Carlini, SELA, 21st round, Minnesota, RHP Kaleb Fontenot, McNeese St., 21st round Twins, RHP Braden Bistro, LA Tech 23rd Round, NYYankees, LHP Phillip Diehl, LA Tech, 27th round, NY Yankees, RHP Pat Cashman, SELA, 30th Round, White Sox. C Daniel Garner, NWST, 32nd, Philadelphia; RHP Trevor Simms, Tulane, 32nd, Arizona, RHP Emerson Gibbs, Tulane, 33rd, Milwaukee; RHP Mac Sceroler, SELA, 36th, Philadelphia; RHP Alex Massey, Tulane, 36th Kansas City.
SUN BELT--RHP Josh Kuhnel, UT Arlington 11th, Cincinnati, OF Cole Billingsley, South Alabama 19th Baltimore, RHP Johnathan Hennigan, Texas State, 21st Philadelphia, OF Granger Studdard, Texas State 22nd Boston, RHP Kevin Hill, South Alabama, 25th round, Houston. 1B Tanner Hill, Texas State 26th round, Arizona C Joey Roach, Ga. State, 31st, Tampa Bay. RHP Brayden Bouchey, ULM 33rd, Toronto, RHP Lucas Brown, Troy 34th, Baltimore RHP Pasquale Mazzacoli, Texas State 35th, Pittsburgh, OF Jordan Wren, Georgia Southern 36th Boston;
COASTAL CAROLINA: RHP Mike Morrison 27th, White Sox, RHP Alex Cunningham 28th round Detroit. 1B George Young, 31st San Diego; 2B Connor Owings, 34th, Arizona
ARIZONA: 2B Cody Ramer 19th LA Angels, RHP Kevin Ginkel 22nd Arizona, OF Trey Griffey 24th Seattle, RHP Nathan Bannister 28th, Seattle.1B Ryan Aguilar, 31st, Milwaukee