Antoine

Duplantis

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Outfield
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 179lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Lafayette, La.
High School: Lafayette HS
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

2016 Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA, Perfect Game, D1Baseball)
2016 Freshman All-SEC
SEC Freshman of the Week (May 23, 2016)
2016 First-Team All-Louisiana

Exceptional player who had a superb true freshman season at LSU as the Tigers' starting rightfielder ... projected to be LSU's starting centerfielder in 2017 ... has a sweet swing to hit the ball with authority and is a speedy playmaking outfielder ... comes from a storied family lineage of track athletes - his father, Greg, mother, Helena, and older brother, Andreas, all enjoyed distinguished careers as part of the LSU Track and Field program.

2016 Season
Started all 66 of LSU's games in right field, batting .327 (89-for-272) with nine doubles, five triples, two homers, 39 RBI, 45 runs and 13 stolen bases ... finished No. 2 in the SEC in base hits with 89, trailing only SEC Player of the Year Boomer White of Texas A&M, who had 100 ... Duplantis also finished No. 5 in the league in triples (5) ... posted a 14-game hit streak that ended on April 24 vs. Miss. State; also had a 19-game streak to start the season ... batted .400 (8-for-20) in the SEC Tournament with one double, one RBI and one run scored ... named SEC Freshman of the Week on May 23 after batting .455 (5-for-11) in the Tigers' series victory over top-ranked Florida (May 19-21) with one RBI, one run, three walks and a .571 on-base percentage ... ... 3-for-5 with a triple, one RBI and two runs in win over Northwestern State (May 17) ... unloaded a three-run dinger in the eighth inning at Tennessee (May 15), increasing LSU's lead from 7-6 to 10-6 in an eventual 10-7 LSU victory; Duplantis was 2-for-5 in the game with four RBI ... launched his first career home run on April 22 versus Mississippi State, a grand slam in the seventh inning that reduced a 9-4 deficit to 9-8 ... finished with a career-best five RBI in the April 22 Miss. State contest ... hit .500 (6-for-12) in the Vanderbilt series (April 7-9) with three RBI, five runs, two steals and a .571 on-base percentage ... posted a 19-game hitting streak to start the season; the streak was the third-longest by an LSU freshman over the past 20 seasons (SS Alex Bregman - 23 games in 2013; OF Blake Dean - 20 games in 2007) ... Duplantis hit .397 during the 19-game streak with six doubles, two triples, 10 RBI, 14 runs and seven steals in seven attempts ... led LSU to a series victory over Sacramento State (Feb. 26-28), batting .545 (6-for-11) with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored ... he also walked once and did not strike out in 11 at-bats in the series ... 4-for-5 in Feb. 27 game vs. Sacramento State with two doubles, one RBI and one run

Prior to LSU
Earned first-team All-State, All-Acadiana and All-District honors during his high school career at Lafayette High ... batted .453 in 2015 with 11 doubles, five triples, six homers, 51 runs, 30 RBI, 27 steals, a .559 on-base percentage and 22 extra-base hits ... struck out only five times in 145 plate appearances

Personal
Full name is Antoine Gregory Duplantis ... parents are Greg and Helena Duplantis ... both parents were student-athletes at LSU - mother Helena Duplantis, a native of Sweden, competed in the heptathlon and played volleyball; father Greg Duplantis was an All-SEC and All-American pole vaulter for the Tigers, competing from 1982-86; brother Andreas Duplantis competed as a pole vaulter for LSU from 2012-15 ... also has a younger brother, Armand, and a younger sister, Johanna ... on joining the LSU program – “My family all went to school here, and, of course, LSU is the best program in the country with the best fan base” ... majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born September 9, 1996 in Lafayette, La.

Duplantis' LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 7 vs. Florida (5/25/16)
Hits: 4 twice; most recently vs. Florida (5/20/16)
Runs Scored: 3 twice; most recently vs. Grambling State (4/13/16)
Doubles: 2 twice; most recently vs. Coastal Carolina (6/12/16)
Triples: 1 five times; most recently vs. Northwestern State (5/17/16)
Home Runs: 1 twice; most recently at Tennessee (5/15/16)
RBI: 5 vs. Mississippi State (4/22/16)

 

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