MLB Draft: 27th round in 2009 (Pittsburgh)
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Highly touted catcher from Louisiana ... had an extremely strong arm before suffering an injury in high school that required Tommy John surgery ... enrolled at LSU in the fall of 2009, but left the baseball team early in the 2010 season.
An outstanding two-sport star from Newman High School in New Orleans ... named All-State, All-Metro, All-New Orleans and All-District as a senior in 2009 ... was an All-District and All-New Orleans selection in 2008 ... received All-Metro and All-New Orleans honors as a sophomore in 2007 ... also played quarterback for the football team and broke Newman alumnus and NFL quarterback Peyton Manning's school record for career touchdown passes.
Full name is Paul Wesfeldt Luquette ... parents are Leslie Luquette and Barbara Fitz-Hugh ... born May 28, 1990.