LSU's Dishon, Jones selected on final day of MLB Draft

BATON ROUGE -- On the third day of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, LSU two-sport national champion Chad Jones was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 50th and final round less seven weeks after being taken in the third round of the NFL Draft by the New York Giants.

Jones was drafted in the 13th round by the Houston Astros in 2007 but elected to come to LSU.

LSU sophomore outfielder Johnny Dishon was also selected by the Brewers in the 42nd round on Wednesday afternoon.

Dishon batted .213 with four home runs and six stolen bases for LSU in 2010. After redshirting 2009, he was eligible for the draft because he is three years removed from high school.

The final 20 rounds of the 50-round draft were completed Wednesday.

On Monday, LSU junior Anthony Ranaudo was taken in the compensation round, 39th overall, by the Boston Red Sox.

Four more Tigers were picked during Tuesday's rounds 2-30, and a total of and 11 LSU signees have been selected including football quarterback Zach Lee who enrolled at LSU.

Mitchell Hopkins the first of two signee drafted on Wednesday, taken two picks before Dishon in the 42nd round (1267 overall, Cincinnati Reds). Hopkins was a sophomore at LSU-Eunice, the NJCAA National Champions. He attended University High School in Baton Rouge.

In the 46th round, catcher Tyler Ross of Barron G. Collier High School in Florida was picked by the Philadelphia Phillies as the 1,401st overall selection.

LSU in the Draft

Rd. (Pick), Name, Pos., Team

Comp. A (39) Anthony Ranaudo, RHP, Boston Red Sox

3 (97) Micah Gibbs, C, Chicago Cubs

3 (109) Leon Landry, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers

8 (249) Austin Ross, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers

8 (262) Blake Dean, LF, Los Angeles Dodgers

42 (1269) Johnny Dishon, CF, Milwaukee Brewers

50 (1509) Chad Jones **, CF, Milwaukee Brewers

LSU Commitments in the Draft

Rd. (Pick), Name, Pos., Team

1 (8) Delino Deshields Jr, 2B, Houston Astros

1 (28) Zach Lee*, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

1 (29) Cam Bedrosian, RHP, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

4 (143) Garin Cecchini, SS, Boston Red Sox

6 (202) Kevin Gausman, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

11 (353) Lucas LeBlanc, OF, Boston Red Sox

19 (573) Jacoby Jones, SS, Houston Astros

19 (588) Austin Southall, CF, San Francisco Giants

19 (590) Ryan Eades, RHP, Colorado Rockies

42 (1267) Mitchell Hopkins, LHP, Cincinnati Reds

46 (1401) Tyler Ross, C, Philadelphia Phillies

* LSU Football Signee

** Last played for LSU baseball in 2009

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