2017 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
MLB Draft: 36th Round in 2016 (Chicago Cubs); 18th Round (548th overall) in 2018 (Chicago Cubs)
Returns for his sophomore season after starting 40 games for LSU last season at first base ... projects as the Tigers’ starter at third base in 2018 ... was one of the top two-sport high school athletes in America that received several offers from major Division I football programs after a very successful high school career at wide receiver at Ouachita Christian High in Monroe, La. ... compares favorably in size and athleticism to former LSU infielder and National League All-Star and Gold Glove recipient, DJ LeMahieu of the Colorado Rockies ... a tremendous offensive player with the ability to hit for power ... a member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a general business major.
Played in 53 games (40 starts at first base), batting .257 (38-for-148) with five doubles, three homers, 26 RBI, 22 runs and two stolen bases ... started four games at first base in the College World Series and was 4-for-15 at the plate with one homer, three RBI and one run scored ... . launched a three-run CWS homer versus Florida State (June 21) in the Tigers’ 7-4 win over the Seminoles; the homer highlighted a five-run LSU second inning that gave the Tigers a 5-0 lead ... provided an RBI single and scored a run in Game 2 of NCAA Super Regional vs. Miss. State (June 11) ... started at first base in final two games of NCAA Regional and was 2-for-7 at the plate, including an RBI single in the regional championship game vs. Rice (June 4) ... 2-for-3 with two doubles in win over Florida (March 26) ... launched a three-run homer versus New Orleans on March 15 ... 3-for-3 with a double, three RBI and one run scored vs. Maryland on Feb. 25 ... started his college career by hitting safely in the first eight games of this season.
Prior to LSU
Ranked as the 2016 No. 1 prospect in Louisiana by Prep Baseball Report ... batted .406 in his senior season at Ouachita Christian High School with 11 doubles, five triples, 48 runs and 33 RBI ... played in the Cal Ripken summer collegiate league in 2016 and was voted to the All-Star team ... voted the 2015 Prep Baseball Report Player of the Year ... a two-time all-state baseball selection who earned numerous all-parish, all-district and all-Northeast Louisiana accolades ... helped lead Ouachita Christian to the 2012 and 2014 state football championships as a wide receiver, earning all-state honors ... as a junior in 2014, caught 67 passes for 1,165 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for 559 yards
Full name is Jacob Michael Slaughter ... parents are Michael and Mary Slaughter ... father is a medical sales representative, mother is a homemaker ... has one older sister, Lauren ... his father, Michael, played defensive back at Louisiana Tech; grandfather, Mickey Slaughter, played quarterback for Louisiana Tech and the Denver Broncos; uncle, Bobby Slaughter, played wide receiver for Louisiana Tech and the San Francisco 49ers ... on what influenced him to attend LSU – “the chance to play at Alex Box Stadium in front of the best fans in college baseball. The atmosphere at LSU baseball games is like nothing I have ever experienced, and I knew this was the best place for me to play” ... majoring in general business at LSU ... born October 24, 1996, in West Monroe, La.
Slaughter’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 vs. New Orleans (3/15/17)
Hits: 3 twice; most recently vs. Baylor (3/4/17)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Ole Miss (4/13/17)
Doubles: 2 at Florida (3/26/17)
Home Runs: 1 three times; most recently vs. Florida State (6/21/17)
RBI: 3 three times; most recently vs. Florida State (6/21/17)