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UL’s Fuselier Selected in 21st Round by Pittsburgh

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Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun outfielder Alex Fuselier has been selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft.

The St. Martinville native was the first pick in the round, the 632nd pick overall.

Fuselier hit .308 for the Cajuns this past season.  He had a slugging percentage of .467 and an on base percentage of .419.  He stole 14 bases in 18 attempts and played errorless baseball in center field.

Fuselier will have until August 16th to come to terms with the Pirates.

One other player with Cajun connections was also drafted.  Breaux Bridge Senior High lefthander Chaz Hebert was selected with the 28th pick of the 27th round by the New York Yankees.

LSU had four players selected.  Outfielder Mikie Mahtook was selected last night by the Tampa Bay Rays with the 31st pick of the first round.  Right handed pitcher Tyler Jones went to Minnesota in the 11th round.  Relief specialist Matty Ott was picked by Boston in the 13th round.  And, righthander Ben Alsup was taken by Colorado in the 18th round.

LSU signees Trevor Story (Compensation Round, Colorado), Johnny Eiermann (San Diego, 3rd round), Jake Cave (New York Yankees, 6th round) and Aaron Nola (Toronto, 22nd round) were also selected.

Lafayette native Taylor Dugas, an outfielder for Alabama, was taken in the eighth round by the Cubs.

Rounds 31-50 will be tomorrow.

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