LSU catcher Michael Papierski was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros. The junior from Lemont, IL, was the 271st pick of the draft. He is hitting .260 this season with eight home runs, six doubles and 34 RBI. Papierski was selected in the 16th round 2016 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Papierski and the Tigers travel to Omaha to face the Florida State Seminoles Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Copyright 2017 WAFB. All rights res...
He had to wait until the last pick more than five hours after the first day of the MLB Draft began, but it was worth the wait when LSU junior outfielder Jake Fraley heard his name called by the Tampa Bay Rays.
LeMahieu, the second baseman for the Colorado Rockies, has a .600 batting average after three games and Nola, in his first start of the season for the Phillies, pitched a gem against the Cincinnati Reds.
It will be a big day for former LSU All-American shortstop Alex Bregman after he agreed on Wednesday to a deal with the Houston Astros. The team officially announced the signing of former LSU pitcher Zac Person.
The Houston Astros claimed former LSU right-handed pitcher Will Harris off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Additionally, Astros selected catcher Carlos Perez to the 40-man roster, activated pitcher Josh Zeid from the 60-day DL and outrighted pitcher Jose Cisnero.