Hometown Heroes: Southeast Louisiana products in MLB, MiLB

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Kevin Gausman

Here’s an update on many of the 2021 major-league and minor-league players who prepped or played collegiately in the New Orleans area and southeast Louisiana. All stats are through Friday, May 28.

One of the highlights of the early major-league season was Wade Miley’s (Loranger HS, Southeastern) no-hitter. It is one of six that has occurred this season. Miley was an unlikely candidate for throwing a no-hitter since he has pitched only two complete games in his previous 10 seasons.

Kevin Gausman (LSU) has had the best start of his nine-year career with a 5-0 record and an impressive 1.53 ERA in 10 starts. He is the No. 1 starter in the Giants’ rotation and has been a key factor in the Giants’ contention for the NL West lead.

Reliever Will Harris (Slidell HS, LSU) missed the first month of the season due to an injury related to a blood clot in his right arm. Since joining the Nationals, he has had a rough start to his season with a 9.00 ERA and 1.667 WHIP in eight games.

Alex Bregman (LSU) has an impressive .319/.398/.481 slash line in helping the Astros’ current 2nd place ranking in the AL West. He has had multiple hits in 17 of his 41 games.

Alex Lange (LSU) made his major-league debut on April 10. He is being used as a reliever by Detroit. Mac Scolerer (Denham Springs HS, Southeastern) made his debut with the Orioles on Opening Day, then appeared in only one other game before going in the injured list with a shoulder injury. Scolerer is a cousin of former LSU pitching star and major-league player Ben McDonald.

Bryce Tassin (Southeastern) had two wins and two saves in seven games as a reliever for Lakeland in the Detroit Tigers farm system.

Mikie Mahtook (LSU) had an eight-game hitting streak for Triple-A Charlotte.

Hudson Haskin (Tulane) has had an impressive start with a .351 batting average and .467 on-base-percentage, 2 home runs, 15 RBIs, and 11 stolen bases for Delmarva in the Orioles system.

MLB

Alex Bregman—Astros (LSU) 43 G, .305 BA, .393 OBP, 6 HR, 25 RBI

Kevin Gausman—Giants (LSU)10 G, 5-0, 1.53 ERA, 64.2 IP, 76 SO

Will Harris—Nationals (Slidell HS, LSU) 8 G, 0-1, 9.00 ERA, 6 IP, 9 SO

Jacoby Jones—Tigers (LSU) 36 G, .170 BA, .275 OBP, 2 HR, 9 RBI

Kyle Keller—Pirates (Jesuit HS, Southeastern) 3 G, 0-0, 8.10 ERA, 3.1 IP, 4 SO

Alex Lange—Tigers (LSU)15 G, 0-1, 7.43 ERA, 13.1 IP, 16 SO

Aaron Loup—Mets (Hahnville HS, Tulane) 17 G, 1-0, 2.77 ERA, 13 IP, 15 SO

DJ LeMahieu—Yankees (LSU) 47 G, .264 BA, .352 OBP, 3 HR, 14 RBI

Wade Miley—Reds (Loranger HS, Southeastern) 8 G, 4-4, 3.50 ERA, 43.2 IP, 34 SO

Aaron Nola—Phillies (Catholic HS, LSU) 11 G, 3-4, 3.72, 65.1 IP, 76 SO

Austin Nola—Padres (Catholic HS, LSU) 18 G, .217 BA, .373 OBP, 1 HR, 11 RBI

Tanner Rainey—Nationals (St. Paul’s HS, Southeastern) 17 G, 0-2, 9.49 ERA, 12.1 IP, 15 SO

Jake Rogers—Tigers (Tulane) 10 G, .200 BA, .226 OBP, 1 HR, 3 RBI

Mac Sceroler—Orioles (Denham Springs HS, Southeastern) 2G, 0-0, 7.36 ERA, 3.2 IP, 6 SO

Riley Smith—Diamondbacks (LSU) 11 G, 1-3, 6.00 ERA, 36.0 IP, 17 SO

Andrew Stevenson—Nationals (St. Thomas More HS, LSU) 41 G, .225 BA, .292 OBP, 2 HR, 9 RBI

Justin Williams—Cardinals (Terrebonne HS) 46 G, .156 BA, .264 OBP, 3 HR, 9 RBI

Triple-A

Greg Deichmann—A’s (Brother Martin HS, LSU) 17 G, .296 BA, .457 OBP, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB

Ryan Eades—Astros (Northshore HS, LSU) 6 G, 0-1, 3.52 ERA, 7.2 IP, 5 SO

Jake Fraley—Mariners (LSU) 6 G, .389 BA, .522 OBP, 2 HR, 2 RBI

Ian Gibaut—Twins (Tulane) 7 G, 0-2, 12.54 ERA, 9.1 IP, 13 SO

Nick Goody—Yankees (LSU) 8 G, 1-1, 3.48 ERA, 10.1 IP, 16 SO

Mikie Mahtook—White Sox (LSU) 16 G, .241 BA, .311 OBP, 4 HR, 7 RBI

Reeves Martin—Mariners (UNO) 5 G, 0-2, 8.10 ERA, 6.2 IP, 4 SO

Kramer Roberston—Cardinals (LSU) 19 G, .245 BA, .365 OBP, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 2 SB

Tate Scioneaux—Rockies (Riverside HS, Southeastern) 8 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.2 IP, 13 SO

Double-A

Cole Freeman—Nationals (LSU) 18 G, .246 BA, .297 OBP, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 4 SB

Kody Hoese—Dodgers (Tulane) 18 G, .158 BA, .198 OBP, 0 HR, 4 RBI

Hi-A

Nick Bush—Rockies (LSU) 4 G, 1-0, 1.59 ERA, 17 IP, 20 SO

Daniel Cabrera—Tigers (John Curtis HS, Delgado, LSU) 20 G, BA .231, .307 OBP, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 4 SB

Brendan Cellucci—Red Sox (Tulane) 5 G, 0-1, 12.60 ERA, 5 IP, 9 SO

Antoine Duplantis—Mets (LSU) 16 G, .265 BA, .342 OBP, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB

Cody Grosse—Mariners (Southeastern) 12 G, .286 BA, .432 OBP, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB

Zack Hess—Tigers (LSU) 8 G, 0-1, 7.27 ERA, 8.2 IP, 16 SO, 2 SV

Eric Orze—Mets (UNO) 6 G, 0-1, 5.19 ERA, 8.2 IP, 10 SO, 1 SV

Todd Peterson—Nationals (LSU) 3 G, 0-0, 13.50 ERA, 2.2 IP, 3 SO

Zach Watson—Orioles (LSU) 18 G, .232 BA, .299 OBP, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 6 SB

Lo-A

Hudson Haskin—Orioles (Tulane) 19 G, .351 BA, .467 OBP, 2 HR, 15 RBI, 11 SB

Chase Solesky—White Sox (Tulane) 4 G, 0-2, 4.26 ERA, 12.2 IP, 20 SO

Bryce Tassin—Tigers (Southeastern) 9 G, 2-0, 1.46 ERA, 12.1 IP, 15 SO, 3 SV

Tyree Thompson—Rangers (Karr HS) 4 G, 0-0, 2.61 ERA, 10.1 IP, 9 SO

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Richard Cuicchi

New Orleans baseball historian

Richard Cuicchi, Founder of the Metro New Orleans Area Baseball Player Database and a New Orleans area baseball historian, maintains TheTenthInning.com website. He also authored the book, Family Ties: A Comprehensive Collection of Facts and Trivia About Baseball’s Relatives. He has contributed to numerous SABR-sponsored Bio Project and Games Project books.

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