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#17 DJ LeMahieu
Position: Infield
Bats: Right Handed
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 193 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
High School: Brother Rice HS
DJ LeMahieu Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 09/28/2009

2009 College World Series All-Tournament Team
2009 First-Team All-Louisiana
Louisiana Hitter of the Week (March 3, 2009)
2008 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2008 Louisiana Freshman of the Year

MLB Draft:
41st round in 2007 (Detroit)
2nd round in 2009 (Chicago Cubs)

A prized prospect from Michigan who was the Tigers’ starting shortstop as a true freshman in 2008 ... started at shortstop for 37 of the first 40 games of the 2009 season before moving to second base for the final 33 contests -- LSU posted a 28-5 mark over those final 33 games en route to the ’09 national championship ... a patient, right-handed hitter who possesses an inside-out swing ... signed in July 2009 with the Chicago Cubs after he was selected in the second round of the MLB Draft.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Appeared in 72 games, starting 37 at shortstop, 33 at second base and two at designated hitter ... batted a team-high .350 (96-for-274) on the year with 13 doubles, five triples, 43 RBI and 57 runs ... named to the College World Series all-tournament team as the Tigers’ lead-off hitter, batting .444 (12-for-27) in six games with one double, one triple, one homer, four RBI and nine runs ... hit .426 (20-for-47) in LSU’s 11 NCAA Tournament games with three doubles, one triple, one homer, 10 RBI and 15 runs ... hit .417 (5-for-12) in the 2009 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with one double, five RBI and two runs ... posted a team-best 14-game hit streak (tied with Micah Gibbs) from April 11 - May 2 ... completed the ’09 season riding a nine-game hit streak ... line game-winning walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning versus Auburn (April 25) ... 2-for-3 with two homers and a career-best four RBI versus UCF (Feb. 27).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in 68 games (67 starts at shortstop), batting .337 (87-for-258) with 11 doubles, one triple, six homers, 44 RBI and 10 steals ... batted .336 (39-for-116) in SEC regular-season games with four doubles, two homers and 15 RBI ... hit .347 (17-for-49) in the Tigers’ postseason games with three doubles, one triple, one homer and six RBI ... 3-for-11 in the College World Series with two RBI ... enters the 2009 season riding a 16-game hit streak that began on May 15 at Auburn ... also recorded a 12-game hit streak from April 12-29 ... hit .417 (5-for-12) in the Super Regional vs. UC Irvine with 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 runs ... voted to NCAA Baton Rouge Regional all-tournament team as he batted 300 (3-for-10) with seven runs scored ... batted .357 (40-for-112) over LSU’s final 29 games with eight 2B, one 3B, two HRs, 19 RBI ... hit .478 (11-for-23) over a seven-game stretch (March 25-April 2) with three RBI and six runs ... batted .407 (35-for-86) on the year with runners in scoring position ... launched two solo homers in March 2 win over Duquesne.

HIGH SCHOOL
A powerful hitter from Brother Rice High School in Michigan ... received All-America honors from Rawlings and Louisville Slugger ... participated in the All-American Baseball game in 2007... two-time winner of the Gatorade Player of the Year award for the state of Michigan ... also voted Louisville Slugger Player of the Year for Michigan in 2006 and 2007 ... named to Michigan’s All-State Dream Team twice ... also earned first-team all-state honors as a senior ... named an AFLAC All-American during his junior season ... a four time member of the Detroit Metro Catholic All-League team ... participated in the East Coast Professional Showcase as well as the Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif. in 2006 ... posted a career .459 batting average with 201 hits ... as a senior, batted .574 with 16 doubles, seven triples, eight homers, 32 RBI and a 1.034 slugging percentage ... also scored 70 runs and stole 39 bases ... hit .436 in 2006 with 12 doubles, six triples, 42 RBI and a .736 slugging percentage ... coached by Bob Riker ... earned three letters in basketball as a guard in addition to his play on the diamond.

PERSONAL
Full name is David John LeMahieu ... parents are Tom and Joan LeMahieu ... interests include fishing ... credits his dad with teaching him “how to play baseball the right way” ... born July 13, 1988 in Visalia, Calif. ... lived in California until he was seven years old, then lived in Las Vegas for one year, Madison, Wis. for five years and Bloomfield Hills, Mich. for five years.

LeMahieu’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats:  7 vs. Georgia (4/20/08)       
Hits:  4 at Alabama (4/12/09)
Runs Scored: 3 four times; last vs. Rice (6/5/09)
Doubles: 2 at Auburn (5/15/08)
Triples:  2 vs. Villanova (2/22/09)
Home Runs: 2 twice; last vs. UCF (2/27/09)
RBI: 4 vs. UCF (2/27/09)

 

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