Meet the Tigers: Here are LSU’s projected starting lineup and top pitchers as 2023 begins

Meet the Tigers: Here are LSU's projected starting lineup and top pitchers as 2023 begins
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Dylan Crews • CF, Jr. (R)

As the top player in college baseball, with many other strong batters behind him, it makes sense to have Crews bat first. He’s gotten better at identifying pitches and being more selective.

Tre’ Morgan • 1B, Jr. (L)

Morgan batted second in the order for most of last year. He can reliably get on base, and in the field, he’s one of the top first basemen in college baseball.

Tommy White • 3B, So. (R)

White came to LSU for a chance to play in the field, but he’s also a big-time slugger. The NC State transfer batted .362 with 27 home runs and a .757 slugging percentage.

Brayden Jobert • LF, Jr. (L)

Jobert has made improvements with his speed, a trait that has helped him in the outfield. He hit 18 home runs last year but needs to put together better at-bats more often.

Jordan Thompson • SS, Jr. (R)

Having fully recovered from a knee “procedure” last spring, Thompson returns for his third year at shortstop. Thompson has been a timely hitter in a handful of moments, including the postseason.

Jared Jones • DH, Fr. (R)

Jones hits with power, and his name has moved upward the lineups during preseason scrimmages. The Tigers can use him at DH without sacrificing positions at catcher first base, where they’re deep.

Paxton Kling • RF, Fr. (R)

Kling is another true freshman with a strong bat, and he might be next in line to play center field because of his speed. Kling was the No. 6 overall prospect in the nation, according to Perfect Game.

Ben Nippolt • 2B, Jr. (L)

The VCU transfer has already made a name for himself as the strongest defensive player at second base. Jay Johnson also loves to have left-handed hitters in the lineup, and Nippolt is one of them.

Alex Milazzo • C, Jr. (R)


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