Landon Marceaux is the second LSU Tiger to hear his name called in the 2021 MLB Draft, being selected in the third round, 80th overall, by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Marceaux started the season as LSU’s Saturday starter but had to become the ace of the pitching staff after Jaden Hill was lost for the season in April with an injury to his pitching elbow that required Tommy John surgery.
He rose to the occasion and emerged as one of the best arms in the ultra-talented SEC. Marceaux was a hard-luck loser a few times and had a 7-7 record, but posted a 2.54 ERA and struck out 116 in 102 innings last season. He pitched the second most innings in the SEC and his ERA and strikeouts were good for sixth.
For his career, Marceaux was 14-9 with a 3.23 ERA in 35 starts and 37 appearances. Marceaux came on in relief in LSU’s Eugene Regional clinching win over Oregon, pitching the final two innings in the 9-8 win against the Ducks.
So far LSU has lost two of its three starting pitchers from its 2021 weekend rotation. Jaden Hill was taken earlier Monday, going 44th overall by the Colorado Rockies.