Junior center fielder Andrew Stevenson became the second LSU player selected in the MLB draft Monday when the Washington Nationals picked him in the second round with the No. 58 pick.
The Youngsville native led the Tigers in batting average for the second consecutive season in 2015, batting .356 with one home run, 21 RBIs, five triples and 11 doubles. Stevenson also stole 26 bases in 33 attempts, and he has a .993 fielding percentage.
Stevenson made a drastic improvement at the plate since first arriving in Baton Rouge in 2013, when he batted .193 with one home run and 14 RBIs in 119 at-bats.
Stevenson has always been known for being a defensive standout in center field, consistently making diving catches and even making a game-saving throw to home plate in the bottom of the ninth inning of the series finale against Alabama this season.
Before attending LSU, Stevenson was a standout at St. Thomas More, where he batted .546 as a senior and .460 as a junior.
The signing bonus value for the No. 58 pick is $1,058,100.
This is just the second time in 14 years that two Tigers were taken in the first two rounds. The last time was 2009, when Jared Mitchell was taken by the Chicago White Sox in the first round, followed by D.J. LeMahieu by the Chicago Cubs in the second.
Shortstop Alex Bregman went to the Houston Astros with the No. 2 overall selection.