Nationals draft Andrew Stevenson 58th overall

The Washington Nationals selected LSU center fielder Andrew Stevenson in the second round (58th overall) of the MLB Draft.

LSU center fielder Andrew Stevenson became the second Tiger to be drafted Monday in the MLB First-year Player Draft.

The Washington Nationals selected Stevenson with the 58th pick overall, a second-round selection. He joined shortstop Alex Bregman, who was taken with the No. 2 overall pick, as LSU baseball players drafted thus far.

Stevenson was one of four LSU underclassmen entering the draft that coaches expected to sign with a professional club. The 58th pick carries a slot value slightly higher than $1.058 million.

Stevenson was widely considered one of the top defensive outfielders in the entire draft. His acrobatic catches, including this clutch one against UNC-Wilmington in this year's regional, had become a common sight for the Tigers.

But Stevenson also improved at the plate in his three years with the Tigers. He batted just .193 as a freshman in 2013, but he currently boasts a team-best .356 batting average for the Tigers. He also has 21 RBI, 53 runs scored and stole 26 bases this season.

The MLB Draft will continue Tuesday with Rounds 3-10 starting at noon. It concludes Wednesday with the final 30 rounds.


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