LSU's Ranaudo selected on Day 1 of MLB Draft

BATON ROUGE -- While in route with the LSU baseball team from the Los Angeles Regional, junior pitcher Anthony Ranaudo was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the compensation round A of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Monday night.

Compensation round A picks, 18 selections made between the first and second round, were awarded to teams that lost certain players to free agency prior to the 2010 season.

Ranaudo, who helped the Tigers to the 2009 National Championship, maintains a season of eligibility at LSU. He was the 39th overall selection.

The Tigers land in New Orleans approximately 11:30 p.m. CT and will bus to Baton Rouge. LSU was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon by UC Irvine, 4-3.

Prior to Ranaudo coming off the board, Delino Deshields Jr. was the first of the LSU baseball signees for 2011 to be drafted. The Houston Astros selected the second baseman as the eighth overall pick in the first round.

Later in the round, LSU football signee Zach Lee was selected as a pitcher by the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 23rd overall pick. Lee signed in February to play quarterback for the Tigers.

One pick later, baseball signee Cam Bedrosian became the 29th pick in the draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as a pitcher.

The first round concluded on Monday night after 50 picks.

Rounds 2-10 are scheduled for Tuesday at 11 a.m. CT, while remaining rounds will take place on Wednesday starting at 11 a.m.

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