LSU starter Ryan Eades from Slidell was selected as a second round pick by the Minnesota Twins, the 43rd pick overall, in Thursday night's Major League Draft.
The junior right-hander had been projected as a possible first rounder after an 8-1 record, a 2.81 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 96 innings.
Eades is seventh in the SEC in wins, 10th in innings pitched and 12th in strikeouts.
Eades was selected in the 19th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies as a high school senior, but instead chose to play at LSU.
Eades is 17-5 in his three-year LSU career with a 3.59 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 233 innings.
Although head coach Paul Mainieri has not announced a Saturday starter, Eades is most likely to get the ball in what could be the decisive game of the Baton Rouge Super Regional.
LSU signee Justin Williams, an infielder from Terrebonne High School in Houma, La., was also selected in the second round Thursday by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 52nd overall pick.
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