Trahan Picked By Cincinnati in the Third Round; Keep Track of Day Two Here
After having to wait overnight to hear his name called, Louisiana shortstop Blake Trahan didn't wait long on day two.
The junior from Kinder was taken with the third round selection of the Cincinnati Reds. He is the 84th overall pick.
Just yesterday, Baseball America suggested Trahan's stock was on the rise and he could be drafted toward the end of the first round. But all clubs, most notably the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, passed in the first two rounds. The Angels had shown the most interest in Trahan and it was believed he would be taken by them either with pick #26 or pick #70.
Trahan has been named an All-American two straight years. He joins Darrin Babineaux (2nd round, 1995 Dodgers), and Jonathan Lucroy (3rd round, 2007 Brewers) as Ragin' Cajuns taken in the top three rounds of the draft under Tony Robichaux.
OTHER PLAYERS OF NOTE DRAFTED ON DAY TWO INCLUDE:
LSU Signee RHP JACOB TAYLOR--Pearl River CC (MS) 4th Round, Pick #127--Pittsburgh Pirates
LSU C KADE SCIVICQUE--4th Round, Pick 130--Detroit Tigers
RHP MARIANO RIVERA, JR---Iona College--4th round, pick 134, Washington National
OF JOSH MAGEE (Southern Miss signee)--FRANKLINTON HS. 5th Round, pick 147, San Diego Padres
RF JARED FOSTER--LSU--5th Round, pick 165, L A Angels
RHP BEN TAYLOR-South Alabama-7th Round, Pick #201, Boston Red Sox
LHP GRANT BORNE--NICHOLLS ST. 7th round, pick #224 Washington
1B KOLTON KENDRICK (SLU signee) OAK FOREST ACADEMY 8th Round, pick #230 Texas Rangers
LHP ZAC PERSON--LSU--9th Round, pick #259. Houston Astros
OF MARK LAIRD--LSU 9th Round, pick #264 Philadelphia Phillies
3B--CONNOR HALE--LSU--9th Round, Pick #275, Seattle Mariners
No other current Ragin' Cajuns or Cajuns signees were drafted on day two.