MLB Draft: 12th Round in 2018 (Chicago Cubs); 18th Round in 2017 (San Diego)
Right-hander with electric stuff who pitched at LSU in 2018 before signing with the Chicago Cubs as the club's 12th-round draft choice ... his fastball will sit in the low to mid 90s and has a lot of life ... son of a former Major League pitcher, Scott Sanders, and his mother was also a very athletic college softball player.
Made 18 appearances (four starts), posting a 1-0 record with a 5.59 ERA in 38.2 innings, recording 24 walks and 48 strikeouts while limiting opponents to a .207 batting average ... LSU's starting pitcher in its NCAA Regional win over Northwestern State (June 3), working five innings and allowing three runs on five hits with four strikeouts ... posted three dominant relief outings in the SEC Tournament against Florida (twice) and Ole Miss, working a combined 8.1 shutout innings and allowing only three hits with no walks and 12 strikeouts ... solid relief outing versus Alabama (May 12), firing seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings while allowing one run on two hits ... worked two shutout relief innings at Tulane (April 18), allowing no hits with one walk and one strikeout ... earned his first career LSU win on March 6 over Southern, limiting the Jaguars to two runs on two hits in 5.1 innings with two walks and a career-best eight strikeouts ... also recorded eight strikeouts over four innings in start vs. Grambling (Feb. 27)
Prior to LSU
Ranked as the No. 10 JUCO prospect in the nation by Perfect Game ... posted a 6-3 mark in 2017 for Northwest Florida State College, recording 59 strikeouts in 43 innings ... had a 10-4 career mark in junior college with 84 strikeouts in 64 innings ... an all-state pitcher at E.D. White High School in Thibodaux, La.; recorded a 9-2 mark and a 1.07 ERA with 98 strikeouts in 72 innings as a senior in 2015 ... also played point guard for his high school basketball team.
Full name is Cameron Ronald Sanders ... parents are Scott and Linda Sanders ... father is a former Major League pitcher who played collegiately at Nicholls State before pitching in the MLB from 1993-99 with the Padres, Mariners, Tigers and Cubs ... mother was an All-American softball shortstop at Long Beach State who played in two Women's College World Series ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies at LSU ... born December 9, 1996, in San Diego, Calif.
Sanders' LSU Career Highs
Innings: 5.1 vs. Southern (3/6/18)
Strikeouts: 8 vs. Southern (3/6/18); vs. Grambling (2/27/18)
Hits Allowed: 5 vs. Northwestern State (6/3/18)
Runs: 5 at South Carolina (4/20/18)
Earned Runs: 5 at South Carolina (4/20/18)
Walks: 4 twice; most recently vs. Alabama (5/12/18)