Chris Chinea’s role is expected to grow this season. (PATRICK DENNIS)

We are ranking LSU’s 10 most important baseball players for the 2015 season. We’ll have a player each weekday, counting down to the No. 1 player on Feb. 13, when LSU begins the season.

No. 8: Chris Chinea; hometown: Miami, Fla.; year, position: junior, catcher/designated hitter.

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