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Former LHSAA Student-Athletes Compete in Major League Baseball

Posted: 07-19-2013 | Categories: Baseball, Coaches, Parents & Students

Isn’t it great being taken out to the ball game? Here’s another reason to go: several Major League Baseball players hail from our great state! Many former member school student-athletes have also just begun their journey into professional baseball through last month’s draft. The following athletes are now competing in professional baseball:

Former LHSAA Student-Athletes on Active MLB Rosters

  • Juan Pierre, Alexandria High School – Miami Marlins (Left Field)
  • Chad Gaudin, Crescent City Baptist High School – San Francisco Giants (Pitcher)
  • Aaron Loup, Hahnville High School – Toronto Blue Jays (Pitcher)
  • Johnny Giavotella, Jesuit High School – Kansas City Royals (2B)
  • Wade Miley, Loranger High School – Arizona Diamondbacks (Pitcher)
  • Logan Morrison, Northshore High School – Miami Marlins (1B)
  • Will Harris, Slidell High School – Arizona Diamondbacks (Pitcher)
  • Xavier Paul, Slidell High School – Cincinnati Reds (Left Field)

Former LHSAA Student-Athletes Drafted Last Month

  • Ryan Eades, Northshore High School – Minnesota Twins Organization (Pitcher)
  • Justin Williams, Terrebonne High School – Arizona Diamondbacks Organization (Short Stop)
  • Ivan Wilson, Ruston High School – New York Mets Organization (Center Field)
  • Stuart Turner, Eunice High School – Minnesota Twins Organization (Catcher)
  • Mason Katz, Jesuit High School – St. Louis Cardinals Organization (2B)
  • David Napoli, Newman High School – Washington Nationals Organization (Pitcher)
  • Chad Jones, St. Augustine High School – Cincinnati Reds Organization (Pitcher)
  • Brennan Middleton, Parkview Baptist High School – Washington Nationals Organization (SS)
  • Chris Cotton, Byrd High School – Houston Astros Organization (Pitcher)
  • Raph Rhymes, Neville High School – Detroit Tigers Organization (Outfielder)
  • Jalen Williams, Westminister Christian Academy – Boston Red Sox Organization (Pitcher)
  • Ryan Gebhardt, Ouachita Parish High School – Arizona Diamondbacks Organization (SS)
  • Garrett Cannizaro, Mandeville High School – Los Angeles Angels Organization (3B)
  • Stone Speer, John Curtis High School – Tampa Bay Rays Organization (Pitcher)
  • Steven Sensley, University Lab High School – Minnesota Twins Organization (Outfielder)
  • Garrett Williams, Calvary Baptist Academy – San Diego Padres Organization (Pitcher)
  • Alex Byo, Parkview Baptist High School – Arizona Diamondbacks Organization (Pitcher)
  • Cole Stapler, Dutchtown High School – Miami Marlins Organization (Pitcher)
  • Jeffery Enloe, Dutchtown High School – San Diego Padres Organization (Pitcher)
  • Luke Voiron, Jesuit High School – Pittsburg Pirates Organization (Catcher)
  • Patrick Riley, Jesuit High School – Chicago Cubs Organization (Left Field)

Garin Cecchini of Alfred M. Barbe High School made his mark on the world of baseball earlier this week as a last-minute replacement for Joey Gallo on the United States team at the All-Star Futures Game. The third base prospect nailed an RBI double this past Sunday to assist in the final run for the winning U.S. team.

The LHSAA is extremely proud of our former student-athletes who have had great success in the world of professional sports as well as those just starting out! We also encourage all of our current student-athletes to always strive for excellence in chasing their dreams as anything is possible. Feel free to share any and all players we may have missed in this list.

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