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.
Nationals draft Andrew Stevenson 58th overall
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