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#23 Anthony Ranaudo
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right Handed
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 230 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Jackson, N.J.
High School: St. Rose HS
Born: 09/09/1989
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Anthony Ranaudo Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/10/2009

2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC Good Works Team
2009 NCBWA Third-Team All-American
2009 Second-Team All-SEC
2009 College World Series All-Tournament Team
2009 NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player
2009 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
Collegiate Baseball National Pitcher of the Week (April 27, 2009)
ABCA All-South Region First Team
2009 First-Team All-Louisiana

MLB Draft:
Compensation Round A in 2010 (Boston)
11th round in 2007 (Texas)

Hard-throwing right-hander with mid-90s fastball and considered one of the best pitching prospects in the country ... signed with the Boston Red Sox in the summer of 2010 after he was selected as the 39th overall pick (Compensation Round A) ... a big, intimidating pitcher ... throws a curveball and changeup to complement his fastball ... has a tremendous feel for his pitches, especially for his height ... a member of the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sports administration major.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Pre-season All-American who missed four starts after the Feb. 19 season opener vs. Centenary due to a stress reaction in his right elbow ... returned to the mound March 27 at Tennessee, firing two perfect innings (23 pitches) with one strikeout ... 5-3 record on the year (15 appearances, 11 starts) with a 7.32 ERA in 51.2 innings; recorded 27 walks and 54 strikeouts ... earned first win of the year April 9 at Auburn, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings (86 pitches) with three walks and three Ks ... defeated Alabama on April 16 in longest outing of season, allowing three earned runs on five hits in six innings with three BB and eight Ks ... earned two wins in the SEC Tournament, including a relief victory in the SEC Championship game when he fired three hitless innings against Alabama.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
The Tigers' No. 1 starter throughout the season, he recorded a 12-3 mark and a 3.04 ERA in 19 starts (124.1 innings) with 50 walks and 159 strikeouts ... finished No. 3 in the nation in strikeouts and No. 5 in wins ... became first LSU pitcher to lead the SEC in strikeouts since Kurt Ainsworth (157 Ks) in 1999 ... ranked No. 2 in the SEC in opponent batting average (.209) and No. 3 in the league in ERA (3.04) ... posted double-figures in strikeouts on six occasions during the season ... winning pitcher in Game 3 of the CWS Finals versus Texas (June 24), helping lead LSU to the national title - worked 5.1 innings against the Longhorns, allowing four runs on eight hits with five walks and four strikeouts ... also defeated Arkansas (June 19) in a CWS semifinal game, limiting the Hogs to no runs on four hits in six innings with no walks and five strikeouts ... earned win in Game 1 of NCAA Super Regional vs. Rice (June 5) -- 7.2 IP while allowing one earned run on five hits with no walks and nine Ks ... named Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional after a brilliant outing versus Baylor -- allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits in nine innings with three walks and 14 strikeouts; Ranaudo was credited with the victory in the Tigers' 3-2, 10-inning win
season ... defeated Alabama in the SEC Tournament (May 21), limiting the Tide to three earned runs on four hits in 7.1 innings with four walks and six strikeouts ... named a National Pitcher of the Week by Collegiate Baseball magazine after delivering an exceptional performance on April 24 versus Auburn, firing a career-high 15 strikeouts in a 7-3 victory; the 15 Ks were the most by an LSU pitcher since Kurt Ainsworth recorded 16 strikeouts at Tennessee in 1999 ... struck out 10 of the first 11 batters he faced versus Kentucky on March 13 - finished with 13 strikeouts in that contest and was not involved in the decision of a 5-3 LSU victory.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Appeared in eight games (one start), recording a 1-0 mark and a 0.00 ERA in 12 innings ... allowed three runs (none earned) on five hits with six walks and 13 strikeouts ... did not make his LSU debut until April 15 vs. Nicholls State due to tendinitis in his elbow; fired one scoreless inning in his debut ... recorded five Ks in three innings in first career start at Auburn (May 17); was charged with three runs, but none earned ... posted first career LSU win in SEC Tournament victory over Alabama (May 24) -- two scoreless innings, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts ... pitched the final inning of LSU's Game 3 NCAA Super Regional win over UC Irvine (June 9), allowing no runs on no hits with one strikeout ... worked one scoreless inning in LSU's College World Series opener versus North Carolina (June 15), allowing two hits.

HIGH SCHOOL
A stellar right-handed pitcher at St. Rose High School in Belmar, N.J. ... a 2007 Rawlings All-America selection ... 2007 all-state, all-county and all-division selection ... posted a 5-2 record on the mound in '07 with a 1.32 ERA, 65 strikeouts and 14 walks in 49 innings ... named the male athlete of the year at St. Rose High School ... selected as the Coast Star Newspaper Athlete of the Year as a junior ... recorded a 7-0 mark with a 0.96 ERA and 99 strikeouts during his junior season ... as a sophomore, pitched back-to-back no-hit games ... during the 2005 state championship game, pitched a two-hit shutout and hit a three-run homer to led St. Rose to the New Jersey state title ... posted a 21-4 career pitching record with a 1.44 ERA, 240 strikeouts and three no-hitters ... also had a .402 career batting average with 11 homers and 83 RBI ... coached by Bart McInerney ... collected over 1300 points and 800 rebounds as the captain of the basketball team ... won the Dwight D. Eisenhower Citizenship Award ... president of the student council and a member of National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Full name is Anthony R. Ranaudo ... parents are Angelo and Sharon Ranaudo ... has three siblings, Kerri, Rocky and Ashlee ... interests including fishing and paintball ... credits his father with his success ... said that his father "always believed I could do whatever I dreamed" ... majoring in sports administration at LSU ... born September 9, 1989.

Ranaudo's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 9 vs. Baylor (5/30/09)
Strikeouts: 15 vs. Auburn (4/24/09)
Hits Allowed: 9 at Ole Miss (4/24/10)
Runs: 9 at Ole Miss (4/24/10)
Earned Runs: 9 at Ole Miss (4/24/10) 
Walks: 5 three times; last vs. Texas (6/24/09)

 

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