MLB Draft: 39th round in 2009 (Atlanta)
Power-arm right-hander that received a medical redshirt for the 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery on his right elbow ... returned to the mound in 2012 and emerged as one of the Tigers' top relief pitchers ... possesses a superb three-pitch repertoire . . . has the potential to be very special with a fastball that runs into the low to mid 90s.
Made 26 relief appearances (fourth-most on the staff), recording a 3-2 mark and a 2.38 ERA in 34 innings with 14 walks and 37 strikeouts ... posted a 3-2 record in SEC regular-season games with a 3.57 ERA in 17.2 innings, 10 walks and 23 strikeouts ... worked 5.2 scoreless innings in three postseason games, allowing four hits with three walks and three strikeouts ... fired two shutout innings versus Mississippi State (May 23) in SEC Tournament; allowed no hits with no walks and one strikeout ... season-high six strikeouts in three relief innings vs. Vanderbilt (May 12) ... fired a scoreless 12th inning at Ole Miss (May 4) to earn the win in LSU's 13-inning victory - allowed one hit with one strikeout and retired the final Rebel batter in the 12th with the bases loaded and the winning run on third base ... earned relief win over Georgia (April 28), firing three scoreless innings while allowing no hits and recording one walk and three strikeouts ... fired three strikeouts in one scoreless relief inning vs. Southern Mississippi (April 11) ... earned relief win versus Arkansas April 1 with brilliant outing - two perfect innings with three strikeouts as LSU posted 3-2, 11-inning win ... made two appearances in Mississippi State series (March 16-18), working 1.1 scoreless innings while allowing one hit with no walks and two strikeouts.
Received medical redshirt after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
Appeared in 18 games (12 starts), recording a 4-1 mark and a 6.68 ERA in 60.2 innings with 31 walks and 48 strikeouts ... his innings pitched total was second on the club, trailing only Austin Ross (88 IP) ... strong outing in win over Alabama on April 17 -- 5.1 IP while allowing four runs on seven hits with no walks and seven Ks ... earned win over Pepperdine (March 6) with an outstanding effort -- 7 IP (97 pitches), no runs on one hit with two walks and three strikeouts ... Pepperdine's only hit against Bourgeois was an infield single by centerfielder Brian Humphries ... defeated Centenary (Feb. 21) in first career LSU appearance - 6.0 IP, no runs on four hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.
Prior to LSU
Capped a stellar freshman season at LSU-Eunice with a 12-2 record while striking out 98 batters in 87 innings, leading the team in that category...drafted in the 39th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves.
Very impressive right-hander from Lutcher High School...as a senior, was named to the 2008 LHSCA All-Star Baseball Team, as well as being a Class 3A All-State selection by the LSWA and LBCA...also received All-Metro and All-District honors as a senior with a 6-1 record and 2.11 ERA along with 93 strikeouts and four saves...received All-State, All-Metro and All-District honors as a junior in 2007 while posting a 7-1 record with a 2.01 ERA and 86 strikeouts...was also a 1st team All-District selection as a sophomore in 2006...also played third base during his prep career.
Full name is Joey Thomas Bourgeois...parents are Tommy and Linda Bourgeois...has one brother, TJ ...majoring in general studies at LSU...born February 12, 1990 in Metairie, La.
Bourgeois' LSU Career Highs
Innings: 7 vs. Pepperdine (3/6/10)
Strikeouts: 7 vs. Centenary (2/21/10); vs. Alabama (5/17/10)
Hits Allowed: 7 three times; last vs. Mississippi State (5/20/10)
Runs: 6 vs. Kansas (3/12/10)
Earned Runs: 6 vs. Kansas (3/12/10)
Walks: 6 vs. Arkansas (3/20/10)