Dishon, Jones Selected on Day 3 of MLB Draft
LSU Sports Interactive
BATON ROUGE, La. - LSU redshirt sophomore outfielder Johnny Dishon and former Tiger outfielder/pitcher Chad Jones were selected Wednesday on the final day of the MLB Draft, both by the Milwaukee Brewers. Dishon was chosen in the 42nd round and Jones was taken in the 50th round.
Jones, who played football (2007-09) and baseball (2008-09) at LSU, was the third-round choice of the New York Giants in the NFL Draft in April.
The selections of Dishon and Jones increase to seven the number of LSU players chosen in the MLB Draft. Pitcher Anthony Ranaudo, catcher Micah Gibbs, outfielder Leon Landry, first baseman Blake Dean and pitcher Austin Ross were selected during the first two days of the draft.
Dishon, a product of Beaumont, Texas, has played in 78 games during his LSU career with 25 starts. He started 11 games and batted. 240 as a true freshman in 2008 before being redshirted for the 2009 season. He started 14 games this season, batting .213 with three doubles, one triple, four homers and six steals in seven attempts.
Jones, a Baton Rouge product, was a valuable contributor on the mound during LSU's 2009 national championship season. He made nine relief appearances, posting a 2.70 ERA in 6.2 innings with three walks and seven strikeouts. Jones also hit .343 in 35 at-bats with two doubles, one homer and six RBI.
A total of and 11 LSU signees have been selected including football quarterback Zach Lee who enrolled at LSU.
Mitchell Hopkins the first of two signee drafted on Wednesday, taken two picks before Dishon in the 42nd round (1267 overall, Cincinnati Reds). Hopkins was a sophomore at LSU-Eunice, the NJCAA National Champions. He attended University High School in Baton Rouge.
In the 46th round, catcher Tyler Ross of Barron G. Collier High School in Florida was picked by the Philadelphia Phillies as the 1,401st overall selection.
LSU in the Draft
Rd. (Pick), Name, Pos., Team
Comp. A (39) Anthony Ranaudo, RHP, Boston Red Sox
3 (97) Micah Gibbs, C, Chicago Cubs
3 (109) Leon Landry, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
8 (249) Austin Ross, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers
8 (262) Blake Dean, LF, Los Angeles Dodgers
42 (1269) Johnny Dishon, CF, Milwaukee Brewers
50 (1509) Chad Jones **, CF, Milwaukee Brewers
LSU Commitments in the Draft
Rd. (Pick), Name, Pos., Team
1 (8) Delino Deshields Jr, 2B, Houston Astros
1 (28) Zach Lee*, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
1 (29) Cam Bedrosian, RHP, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
4 (143) Garin Cecchini, SS, Boston Red Sox
6 (202) Kevin Gausman, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
11 (353) Lucas LeBlanc, OF, Boston Red Sox
19 (573) JaCoby Jones, SS, Houston Astros
19 (588) Austin Southall, CF, San Francisco Giants
19 (590) Ryan Eades, RHP, Colorado Rockies
42 (1267) Mitchell Hopkins, LHP, Cincinnati Reds
46 (1401) Tyler Ross, C, Philadelphia Phillies
* LSU Football Signee
** Last played for LSU baseball in 2009