Five Tigers selected in MLB draft Tuesday
BATON ROUGE -Five LSU players were selected Tuesday during the second day of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.
According to LSUsports.net, The Detroit Tigers selected senior catcher Kade Scivicque in the fourth round, the Los Angeles Angels selected senior infielder Jared Foster in the fifth round and the Houston Astros selected senior left-handed pitcher Zac Person in the ninth round.
Three Tigers were selected in the ninth round of the draft. The Philadelphia Phillies selected junior outfielder Mark Laird in the ninth round and the Seattle Mariners selected senior third baseman Conner Hale in the ninth round.
Seven LSU players have been selected since Monday.
Foster will be joining fellow Tiger Alex Bregman in Houston. The Houston Astros selected Bregman in the first round and the Washington Nationals selected junior outfielder Andrew Stevenson in the second round.
Scivicque, a native of Maurepas, Louisiana, is one of three finalists for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation's most outstanding catcher. Scivicque is a first-team All-SEC and second-team All-America selection. He is hitting .347 this season with 20 doubles, six homers, and 45 RBI, and he has thrown out 18 runners attempting to steal.
Foster, a product of Lake Charles, Louisiana, is hitting .284 with 12 doubles, two triples, nine homers, 34 RBI and 36 runs. Foster was voted to the 2015 SEC All-Tournament team.
Person, a native of Eunice, Louisiana, has made 30 appearances out of the LSU bullpen in 2015, recording a 2-0 mark and a 3.34 ERA in 29.2 innings with 10 walks and 34 strikeouts while limiting opponents to a .178 cumulative batting average.
Laird, a native of Monroe, Louisiana, is hitting .323 with nine doubles, one triple, one homer, 23 RBI and 53 runs. He is fourth in the SEC with 23 steals this season, and he was voted to the SEC All-Defensive Team.
Hale, a product of New Port Richey, Fla., is batting .343 with 17 doubles, three triples, four homers, 56 RBI and 49 runs. He is a 2015 first-team All-SEC selection, and he was named to the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional All-Tournament team.