PRIOR TO LSU
Selected in the 31st round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals ... Batted .378 in 2018 with 52 hits and 23 home runs at Howard Junior College, and was selected to the NJCAA Division I All-Region Team ... Selected to participate this summer in the Cal Ripken All-Star Game and the Sun Belt Classic in North Carolina for the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League as a member of the Gaithersburg Giants; through games of July 18, he was hitting .282 with seven doubles, five homers and 26 RBI ... A four-year starter at Edinburg North High School and selected during his senior year to be a member of the National team by the National High School Coaches Association for Region 6 ... Three-time All-State catcher for the state of Texas, twice being named to the first team ... 2017 District MVP and All-Area Offensive MVP while batting .530 ... 2016 District MVP and All-Area Catcher while batting .513.
Head Coach Paul Mainieri on Saul Garza:
"There is no more important player in our recruiting class than Saul Garza. For us to be the championship team we desire to be, we must fill the catcher position with a quality defensive player and leader. Saul has a chance to be that guy behind the plate. In addition, he will be a force at the plate as demonstrated by his 23 home runs last season in JUCO and the power he displayed in summer ball leading to his enrollment at LSU. I'm anxious to see Saul assert himself as a leader of this team, as he is a very mature and intelligent individual."