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#8 Mikie Mahtook
Position: Outfield
Bats: Right Handed
Throws: Right Handed
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Lafayette, La.
High School: St. Thomas More HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 11/30/1989
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Mikie Mahtook Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 08/17/2011

2011 First-Team All-American (Baseball America, ABCA)
2011 Second-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball)
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 First-Team All-SEC
2011 SEC All-Defensive Team
2011 First-Team ABCA All-South Region
SEC Player of the Week (April 4, 2011)
2010 SEC All-Tournament Team
2010 First-Team All-Louisiana
2009 SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player
2009 SEC All-Tournament Team
2009 SEC All-Freshman Team
2009 Second-Team All-Louisiana

MLB Draft: 39th round in 2008 (Florida); 1st round in 2011 (Tampa Bay)

CAREER
Regarded as one of the best players in LSU history - a 2011 first-team all-American and a first-round selection of the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2011 MLB Draft ... signed with the Rays on August 15, 2011 ... posted a .344 lifetime batting average at LSU, and he ranks No. 2 in school annals in triples with 12 and No. 5 in stolen bases with 60 ... outstanding prospect with power potential to all fields who was the Tigers' starting centerfielder in 2011; played in right field in 2010 after starting in center field in 2009 as a true freshman ... began the '09 season as a reserve outfielder, but became a fixture in the LSU lineup beginning on March 25 versus Harvard and was instrumental in LSU's drive to the College World Series Title ... helped lead the U.S. Collegiate National Team to the silver medal at the 2010 World University Championships in Tokyo ... hit .271 during USA's 19-game summer schedule with two doubles, one triple, one homer, 11 runs and 10 steals in 11 attempts ... rated the No. 14 pro prospect on the 2010 Team USA squad  by Baseball America magazine ... rated the No. 1 pro prospect in the 2009 Prospect League by Baseball America ... generates excellent bat speed ... superb runner that covers ground in the outfield with tremendous arm strength.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
First-team all-American and all-SEC selection ... batted .383 (75-for-196) in 56 games with 12 doubles, five triples, 14 homers, 56 RBI, 61 runs and 29 steals ... completed the season as the SEC leader in slugging percentage (.709), walks (41), triples (5) and steals (29); was No. 2 in the SEC in batting average (.383), home runs (14), total bases (139), on-base percentage (.496) and runs scored (61) and No. 3 in the league in RBI (56) ... finished his career with an active streak of 70 straight games in which he reached base safely ... batted .441 (26-for-59) in the final 15 games of the season with four doubles, two triples, four homers, 18 RBI, 19 runs and eight steals ...named SEC Player of the Week on April 4 after leading the Tigers to three wins in four games, batting .643 (9-for-14) with two homers, two triples, six RBI and six runs scored ... batted .636 (7-for-11) in LSU's series win over Ole Miss with two homers, one triple, five RBI, four runs scored and one stolen base ... launched two homers in the Game 1 victory over the Rebels, marking the fourth two-dinger game of his career; he also made a brilliant running catch in right-centerfield for the final out in Sunday's series-clinching win.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Started 61 games in right field, batting .335 (80-for-239) with 19 doubles, four triples, 14 homers, 50 RBI, 68 runs and 22 stolen bases ... hit. 343 (23-for-67) with runners in scoring position ... ranked No. 2 in the SEC in doubles with 19; No. 3 in runs scored (68); No. 6 in triples (4); No. 7 in steals (22), No. 8 in total bases (149) and No. 6 in slugging percentage (.623) ... named to the SEC All-Tournament Team, as he hit .353 (6-for-17) in four games with one double, one homer, three RBI and seven runs scored ... batted .333 (4-for-12) in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional with one RBI and two runs scored ... hit .345 (10-for-29) in LSU's seven postseason games with one double, one homer,  four RBI and nine runs ... compiled an LSU season-best 14-game hit streak that ended May 7 versus Vanderbilt ... hit for the cycle on April 6 vs. Alcorn State; first LSU player to accomplish the feat since Aaron Hill vs. South Carolina in 2003 ... recorded second multi-HR game of his career April 4 vs. Georgia as he launched a solo shot and a two-run blast ... batted .455 (5-for-11) in three games at Tennessee (March 26-27) with two doubles, one RBI, four runs, one steal and a .538 on-base percentage.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
Played in 63 games (49 starts), batting .316 (62-for-196) with eight doubles, three triples, seven homers, 38 RBI, 41 runs and nine steals ... hit .339 (21-for-62) with runners in scoring position ... hit .319 (22-for-69) in LSU's 17 postseason games with two doubles, one homer, 12 RBI and 10 runs ... hit .296 (8-for-27) in the College World Series with one double, one homer, seven RBI and five runs ... provided the game-winning single in the top of the 11th inning in Game 1 of the CWS Finals versus Texas (June 22), as the Tigers posted a thrilling 7-6 victory ... unloaded a homer while collecting three RBI and two runs in CWS win over Arkansas (June 15) ... 2009 SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player - hit .455 (10-for-22) in the tournament with three RBI and two runs ... 2-for-4 with two homers, four RBI and two runs on March 25 versus Harvard, his first game as LSU's everyday starter in center field.

HIGH SCHOOL
Batted .450 in 2008 with 13 home runs, 45 RBI and 25 stolen bases ... 2008 First Team All-State ... three-time First Team All-Acadiana selection ... three-time First Team All-District selection ... earned All-State, All-Acadiana and All-District recognition in football as a quarterback ... helped lead St. Thomas More to three baseball district championships and two football district titles.

PERSONAL
Full name is Michael Anthony Mahtook ... parents are Mary Ann Mahtook and the late Mike Mahtook ... has younger twin sisters, Catherine and Christina ... his dad, Mike Mahtook, and his uncle, Robbie Mahtook, played football at LSU ... another uncle, Ronnie Mahtook, played football at UL-Lafayette ... a 2011 member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sport administration major at LSU ... born November 30, 1989.

Mahtook's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats:  6 twice; last vs. Alabama (5/30/10)
Hits:  4 vs. Alcorn State (4/6/10); vs. Ole Miss (4/1/11)
Runs Scored: 5 vs. Alcorn State (4/6/10)
Doubles: 2 four times; last vs. Alabama (4/17/10)
Triples:  1 several times; last at New Orleans (5/17/11)
Home Runs:  2 vs. Harvard (3/25/09); vs. Georgia (4/4/10); vs. Wake Forest (2/18/11)
RBI:   4 seven times; last at Mississippi State (5/19/11)

 

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