LSU Tigers College Baseball Preview 2024

Coming in at #3….

In 2023, the LSU Tigers finished 54-17 overall and 19-10 in the SEC conference and won the national championship for the seventh time in school history. In 2024. They hope to reload for another title for head coach Jay Johnson who is 94-39 in two seasons at the helm. 

Returning Tommy White is one of the best third basemen in the nation and sophomore catcher Brade Neal is back behind the plate. Jared Jones was an All-American freshman at first base. Hayden Travinski and Alex Milazo are fifth year seniors.

Coach Johnson added quality transfers with lefthander Gage Jump from UCLA and righty Luke Holman from Alabama. Also, shortstop Michael Braswell from South Carolina and Arizona outfielder Mac Bingham will all likely be in the lineup. 

Gone are some big names such as the #1 pitcher Paul Skenes and #2 draftee Dylan Crews. Not only production is gone with them but plenty of leadership has left the field. 

In the rotation is starter Thatcher Hurd whom they got through the portal in 2022. He was a bit inconsistent at times but was one of the best in Omaha as he faced Florida and Wake Forest with great success in 12 innings of work.

Some players to watch include:

CBrady NealSo..209.411.3886739
1BJared JonesSo..304.426.6401611445
2BJosh PearsonJr..226.393.387137427
3BTommy WhiteJr..374.432.72527324105
SSMichael BraswellJr.Transfer—South Carolina
OFMac BinghamR-Sr.Transfer—Arizona
OFPaxton KlingSo..289.390.5229049
OFJake BrownFr.HS—Sulphur, La.
DHHayden TravinskiR-Sr..356.465.6921041030
SPThatcher HurdJr.825.6863843
SPGage JumpR-So.Transfer—UCLA
SPLuke HolmanJr.Transfer—Alabama
RPGavin GuidrySo.303.7729423
RPGriffin HerringSo.523.9334412
RPCam JohnsonFr.HS—IMG 
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