A current LSU pitcher and another many hope will wear a Tiger uniform appear on the Golden Spikes Award’s preseason watch list, given annually to the best amateur baseball player in the country.

Sophomore righty Alex Lange, off a 12-0 freshman season with a 1.97 ERA, joins St. Thomas Aquinas High School (Kansas) senior Riley Pint — a 2017 LSU commitment — on the 50-person list.

Alex Lange will pitch tonight for LSU. (HILARY SCHEINUK)

Alex Lange is on the Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list. (HILARY SCHEINUK)

Lange is the reigning National Freshman of the Year and slated to start Saturday’s game against Cincinnati to open a much-anticipated sophomore campaign.

Pint is one of two high school players on the watch list — southpaw Jason Groome is the other. Widely regarded as a top-5 pick in the 2016 MLB Draft and a sure-fire pro signee, Pint touched 102 mph with his fastball in a bullpen on Monday.

Pint was named D1Baseball.com’s No. 2 2016 high school draft prospect, trailing only Groome, a Vanderbilt commitment. Baseball America ranked the high school duo identically in its rankings of high school prospects.