MLB Draft: 38th Round in 2018 (St. Louis Cardinals)
Perhaps the most versatile athlete in LSU’s incoming recruiting class who was a highly recruited quarterback in addition to being a pitcher/third baseman coming out of high school … possesses a mid-90s fastball and a swing-and-miss changeup with excellent ability to pound the strike zone … his confidence, competitiveness, and maturity on the mound should allow him to make a quick transition to the college game and help him contribute at a high level to the pitching staff.
Prior to LSU
Selected in the 38th round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals … rated the No. 78 prospect in the MLB Draft by MLB Pipeline and rated No. 1 Player in Arkansas by Perfect Game and Prep Baseball Report … named the 2018 Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year and received 2017 All-America recognition from Under Armour … posted a 7-0 record on the mound with a 0.51 ERA in 2018, striking out 85 batters while allowing 12 walks … also batted .540 with 11 home runs, 43 RBI, 35 runs and a 1.034 slugging percentage.
Full name is Kenneth Jaden Hill … brother of former MLB 10th-round draft pick Kentrell Hill … cousin, Cedrick Harris, was an outfielder at LSU from 1997-2000, and he was the starting centerfielder for the Tigers’ 2000 College World Series championship team … majoring in sport administration at LSU … born December 12, 1999.