2018 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
2017 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
MLB Draft: 18th Round in 2018 (Chicago Cubs); 36th Round in 2016 (Chicago Cubs)
Appeared in 112 games (89 starts) during his two-year LSU career (2017-18) ... posted a .255 (85-for-333) career batting average with 10 doubles, two triples, 11 homers, 56 RBI, 51 runs and six stolen bases ... signed with the Chicago Cubs in the summer of 2018 as the club's 18th-round draft selection ... was one of the top two-sport high school athletes in America that received several offers from major Division I football programs after a very successful high school career at wide receiver at Ouachita Christian High in Monroe, La. ... a tremendous offensive player with the ability to hit for power ... a member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll as a general business major.
Played in 59 games (49 starts), batting .254 (47-for-185) with five doubles, two triples, eight homers, 30 RBI, 29 runs and four steals ... started 47 games at third base and two games at first base ... voted to the NCAA Corvallis Regional All-Tournament team after hitting .417 (5-for-12) in four games with one homer, three RBI, four runs and two steals ... produced two doubles, one homer, three RBI and three runs in SEC Tournament ... batted.351 (13-for-37) in the 11 games from May 4-19 with two doubles, one homer, three RBI and seven runs scored ... LSU's leading hitter in the Auburn series (May 17-19), batting .364 (4-for-11) with one homer, two RBI and two runs ... batted .444 (4-for-9) in Alabama series (May 11-13) with one double, one RBI and three runs ... hit .417 (5-for-12) in Tennessee series (April 13-15) with one triple, three homers, three runs and six RBI ... blasted two homers in win over Tennessee on April 13, becoming the first LSU player with a multi-homer game since catcher Michael Papierski homered twice against Oregon State in the 2017 College World Series ... collected three hits in three at-bats vs. Toledo (March 2) ... 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored at Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 28)
Played in 53 games (40 starts at first base), batting .257 (38-for-148) with five doubles, three homers, 26 RBI, 22 runs and two stolen bases ... started four games at first base in the College World Series and was 4-for-15 at the plate with one homer, three RBI and one run scored ... . launched a three-run CWS homer versus Florida State (June 21) in the Tigers' 7-4 win over the Seminoles; the homer highlighted a five-run LSU second inning that gave the Tigers a 5-0 lead ... provided an RBI single and scored a run in Game 2 of NCAA Super Regional vs. Miss. State (June 11) ... started at first base in final two games of NCAA Regional and was 2-for-7 at the plate, including an RBI single in the regional championship game vs. Rice (June 4) ... 2-for-3 with two doubles in win over Florida (March 26) ... launched a three-run homer versus New Orleans on March 15 ... 3-for-3 with a double, three RBI and one run scored vs. Maryland on Feb. 25 ... started his college career by hitting safely in the first eight games of this season.
Prior to LSU
Ranked as the 2016 No. 1 prospect in Louisiana by Prep Baseball Report ... batted .406 in his senior season at Ouachita Christian High School with 11 doubles, five triples, 48 runs and 33 RBI ... played in the Cal Ripken summer collegiate league in 2016 and was voted to the All-Star team ... voted the 2015 Prep Baseball Report Player of the Year ... a two-time all-state baseball selection who earned numerous all-parish, all-district and all-Northeast Louisiana accolades ... helped lead Ouachita Christian to the 2012 and 2014 state football championships as a wide receiver, earning all-state honors ... as a junior in 2014, caught 67 passes for 1,165 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for 559 yards
Full name is Jacob Michael Slaughter ... parents are Michael and Mary Slaughter ... father is a medical sales representative, mother is a homemaker ... has one older sister, Lauren ... his father, Michael, played defensive back at Louisiana Tech; grandfather, Mickey Slaughter, played quarterback for Louisiana Tech and the Denver Broncos; uncle, Bobby Slaughter, played wide receiver for Louisiana Tech and the San Francisco 49ers ... on what influenced him to attend LSU – “the chance to play at Alex Box Stadium in front of the best fans in college baseball. The atmosphere at LSU baseball games is like nothing I have ever experienced, and I knew this was the best place for me to play” ... majoring in general business at LSU ... born October 24, 1996, in West Monroe, La.
Slaughter's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 twice; most recently vs. South Carolina (5/24/18)
Hits: 3 three times; most recently vs. Toledo (3/2/18)
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Ole Miss (4/13/17)
Doubles: 2 at Florida (3/26/17)
Triples: 1 twice; most recently at Tulane (4/18/18)
Home Runs: 2 vs. Tennessee (4/13/18)
RBI: 4 vs. Tennessee (4/14/18)