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BREAKING: LSU baseball’s Jacob Berry taken by Miami Marlins with sixth pick in 2022 MLB draft

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After a phenomenal season at LSU, Jacob Berry should be heading to the pros as he was picked with the sixth overall pick in the 2022 MLB draft on Sunday night.

He becomes the highest drafted LSU player since Alex Bregman went second overall in 2015, and he’s the first Tiger to go in the first round since Alex Lange went 30th overall in 2017.

Berry had a .370 batting average with 15 homers and 48 RBI last year as part of a star-filled Tigers lineup. Going into the draft, he was mocked by MLB.com to go to the Minnesota Twins at No. 8 overall, but he ultimately went two picks earlier.

The Marlins were one of the teams I thought would be a good fit for him. Berry was possibly the best hitter in all of college baseball this season, and now they can put his powerful bat in a lineup with Jazz Chisolm, Garrett Cooper, Jorge Soler, and Jesus Aguilar. He has the potential to fit perfectly into that group.

Berry was LSU’s top draft prospect, but there are several other players and a number of signees that could get picked during this week’s festivities, which are being televised on the MLB Network. Stay tuned to LSU Wire for future updates as the Tigers’ draft hopefuls wait to hear their names called.

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LSU baseball's top-10 prospects in the 2022 MLB draft

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