2013 Draft State Report: Louisiana

A good year for Louisiana State usually means a good year for Louisiana in the draft. However this year’s Tigers team, while having a pair of potential top-three-rounders in Ryan Eades and JaCoby Jones, is more like Vanderbilt with a load of solid draft picks rather than a flood of high selections.

THIS YEAR’S CROP
***** One for the books
**** Banner year
*** Solid, not spectacular
** Not up to par
* Nothing to see here
Rating compares this year’s group to what a state typically produces, not to other states

LSU does have potential first-rounders for the next two seasons with freshman shortstop Alex Bregman and sophomore righthander Aaron Nola.

This year’s draft class in Louisiana features prep players who didn’t take a step forward this year at the bottom, while some darkhorses started attracting more and more interest. Lefty Garrett Williams has taken a step back in the last month and was expected to make good on his Oklahoma State commitment. Outfielders Justin Williams and Ivan Wilson remained enigmatic players with inconsistent performances. One of the intriguing names was Jervenski Johnson, a raw, toolsy outfielder/pitcher who was previously committed to play football for Arkansas.

 NATIONAL TOP 500 PROSPECTS
BA 500 Scouting Reports

1. Ryan Eades, rhp, Louisiana State (National Rank: 37)
2. Garrett Williams, lhp, Calvary Baptist HS, Shreveport, La. (National Rank: 66)
3. Justin Williams, of, Terrebonne HS, Houma, La. (National Rank: 69)
4. Jacoby Jones, 2b, Louisiana State (National Rank: 75)
5. Ivan Wilson, of, Ruston (La.) HS (National Rank: 140)
6. Tony Rizzotti, rhp, Tulane (National Rank: 180)
7. Mason Katz, 1b, Louisiana State (National Rank: 231)
8. Jared Poche, lhp, Lutcher (La.) HS (National Rank: 308)
9. Michael Strentz, c, Louisiana-Lafayette (National Rank: 320)
10. Steven Sensley, of, LSU Laboratory HS, Baton Rouge (National Rank: 344)
11. Jalen Williams, rhp, Westminster HS, Opeleanous, La. (National Rank: 352)
12. Peyton Attaway, of, Captain Shreve HS, Shreveport, La. (National Rank: 378)
13. Randy LeBlanc, rhp, Tulane (National Rank: 402)
14. Nick Rumbelow, rhp, Louisiana State (National Rank: 424)
15. Cole Stapler, rhp, Dutchtown HS, Geismar, La. (National Rank: 469)
16. Ty Ross, c, Louisiana State (National Rank: 474)
17. J.P. France, rhp, Archbishop Shaw HS, Marrero, La. (National Rank: 478)

OTHER PROSPECTS OF NOTE

18. Jervenski Johnson, of/rhp, Amite
19. Joey Bourgeois, rhp, Louisiana State
20. Raph Rhymes, of, Louisiana State
21. Will LaMarche, rhp, Louisiana State
22. Bubby Riley, of, Delgado (La.) JC
23. Trevor Petersen, rhp, Louisiana Tech
24. Taylor Byrd, lhp, Nicholls State
25. Chad Reeves, lhp, Louisiana State-Eunice JC
26. Christian Trent, lhp, Delgado (La.) JC
27. Dylan Hills, rhp, Southeastern Louisiana
28. Garrett Cannizaro, 3b, Tulane
29. Cale Wine, rhp, Louisiana-Monroe
30. Tyler Mapes, rhp, Tulane

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