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The seven transfer portal departures for LSU baseball so far

On3 imageby:Matthew Brune06/09/24


It’s been six days since the end of LSU’s 2024 season on the diamond, falling in the region championship to North Carolina. After a tumultuous year with ample ups and downs, head coach Jay Johnson looks to reset the roster with players like Tommy White, Hayden Travinski, and others moving on, while retaining key players as he looks to build on the experiences this team learned throughout the year.

Undoubtedly, LSU will be a major player in the portal, but there’s also some time this summer where draft eligible players need to decide what their future holds.

So far, just seven players have entered the transfer portal and none of them started a game for the Tigers in 2024. All seven are in their first or second year with the program and could be looking for more playing time in the coming seasons. Here’s a rundown of the seven entrants so far.

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Freshman LHP Cam Johnson

Johnson is the biggest name to enter so far after just one year in Baton Rouge with 13 appearances and nine innings pitched. Johnson allowed five hits, but 16 walks and 12 earned runs to go with 13 strikeouts. The 6-foot-5 lefty was ranked as the No. 11 player in the country out of IMG and the No. 2 left handed pitcher in his class. He was even ranked as the No. 42 overall prospect entering the 2023 MLB Draft, before electing to attend LSU.

“He’s plenty good enough,” Johnson said in February. “You all saw it in November. That’s in there. It’s more looking at the picture for everything that goes into that. There are more moving parts because he’s so big, but he’s a great athlete.”

Sophomore RHP Aiden Moffett

Moffitt is another talented arm the Tigers lose to the portal. In 16 appearances, Moffett threw 17.2 innings and allowed 18 hits, 11 runs, and 12 walks to 21 strikeouts. Out of high school in Mississippi, Moffett was the No. 56 ranked right handed pitcher in the country as a multi-sport athlete at 6-foot-3. 

R-Freshman OF Zeb Ruddell

Was the No. 3 ranked player in Louisiana for 2022. Took a redshirt year one at LSU. He went 2-for-10 at the plate with one double and a home run in 2024.

R-Freshman LHP Nic Bronzini

Bronzini threw 4.2 innings this year after redshirting his first year on campus in 2023. Out of high school in California, he was the No. 19 left handed pitcher in the country.

Freshman OF Derrick Mitchell

Mitchell was ranked as the No. 18 player in Texas and the No. 33 outfielder in the nation by Perfect Game. He did not have an at-bat this year.

Sophomore RHP Micah Bucknam

Buckam spent two years at LSU, pitching a total of 16 innings with 16 earned runs, six walks, four home runs, and 24 strikeouts.

Freshman IF Austen Roellig

Ranked the No. 11 shortstop and No. 37 player in the state of California by Perfect Game, he did not have an at-bat this season.

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