Several Acadiana players will be waiting for their name to be called in today’s Major League Baseball draft, which gets under way at 5 p.m. LSU junior right fielder Jared Mitchell, a New Iberia native and Westgate High graduate, is expected to go in the first round. Meanwhile, several UL-Lafayette players will find out whether they’ll get a crack at the pros this year. Potential draft picks from UL include pitchers Zach Osborne, Justin Robichaux and Greg Wilborn, as well as junior first baseman/designated hitter Scott Hawkins and junior-college transfer shortstop Kevin Lovelace. Of these players, Osborne and Wilborn are seen as the most likely selections.

Also of local interest is recent St. Thomas More graduate Brody Colvin, a potential first round pick. Colvin already has a scholarship deal lined up with LSU and, depending on how late he is drafted, may decide that the pros should wait. Read a story on Colvin in today’s Daily Advertiser.

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