LAFAYETTE — Louisiana-Lafayette shortstop Blake Trahan was not selected during the first 75 picks of the MLB draft Monday night.
Several projections had Trahan falling somewhere in the first compensatory pick round or the second round, but his name was not called at all Monday as the draft went through two full rounds and two compensatory rounds.
Trahan was Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in what figured to be his final season in a Ragin’ Cajuns uniform. He hit .315 with 17 stolen bases at the top of the order for a Cajuns team that advanced to its second consecutive NCAA super regional.
Ten shortstops were selected Monday, including six in the first 20 picks. Vanderbilt’s Dansby Swanson, LSU’s Alex Bregman and Lake Mary (Fla.) High School’s Brendan Rodgers — all shortstops — went 1-2-3 in the first round.
The second day of the draft begins at noon Tuesday with the Arizona Diamondbacks on the clock. Rounds 3-10 are Tuesday, with rounds 11-40 set for Wednesday.