MLB Draft: 18th Round in 2012 (Minnesota)
A hard-throwing right-hander whose fastball routinely sits in the mid-90s and topped out at 97 last summer ... also has a very hard and sharp breaking ball that he can use as a strikeout pitch.
PRIOR TO LSU
Worked 19 innings in 11 relief appearances in 2012 at Chabot Community College in Hayward, Calif. as he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery ... began his collegiate career as a freshman at Long Beach State in 2011; transferred to Chabot CC after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his elbow ... maintained a 4.0 GPA while earning 30 credit hours at Chabot, where he received Academic All-America honors ... an All-Star performer at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Calif.
Parents are David and Jeanne LaMarche ... has one younger sister, Danielle ... says LSU "is a place where a player can first and foremost mature greatly as a person, and then elevate and refine his skills in baseball" ...majoring in sports administration at LSU ... born August 7, 1991 in Santa Clara, Calif.