A very athletic pitcher with a high 80s to low 90s fastball … has good arm-side life and a solid late slider with depth for his put-away pitch … brings an excellent mound demeanor and competiveness that should allow him to contribute very early to the pitching staff.
Prior to LSU
Ranked as the No. 62 right-handed pitching prospect in the nation, and ranked No. 13 among RHP in the state of Florida … rated No. 44 by Baseball America among Top MLB Prospects in the state of Florida and rated No. 289 nationally … named a 2018 Rawlings Perfect Game 1st Team All American in the state of Florida … a 2018 Sun Sentinel All-County selection and a 2018 Miami Herald All-County selection … recorded 46 strikeouts in 37 innings as a senior in 2018, posting a 2.27 ERA … also batted .324 with four doubles, one triple, one homer and 12 RBI … pitched his team to back-to-back district title wins in 2017 and 2016, marking the first district titles in Pompano Beach High School history.
Full name is Chase Anthony Costello … parents are Vincent and Anissa Costello … Vincent Costello played baseball at LSU as an outfielder in 1984 and 1985 … has one older brother, Vinnie, and one younger sister, Gabriella … cites the “great coaching staff, environment, school and tradition” as factors in his decision to attend LSU … majoring in sport administration at LSU … born April 13, 2000, in Pompano Beach, Fla.