LSU signee Rob Snelling hears his name called on Night 1 of the 2022 MLB Draft

·1 min read

The Tigers signed the top recruiting class in the country in 2022, but it took a hit on Sunday night during the MLB draft as Rob Snelling became the third signee to be drafted in the first round. He was taken by the San Diego Padres with the 39th pick.

Snelling is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound left-handed pitcher from Reno, Nevada. Snelling was ranked as the No. 16 overall prospect in the draft according to MLB.com and was a four-star recruit coming out of high school.

Like fellow first-round pick signee Mikey Romero, Snelling was committed to play for coach Jay Johnson at Arizona before choosing to follow him to Baton Rouge. Now, his plans may have changed again.

He gets the option to stay a lot closer to home and play with some stars in San Diego, though he still has the choice to not sign with the Padres and come to Baton Rouge.

If he signs with the Padres, he will head to the minor leagues for a few years before hopefully making his way to the bigs.

List

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

Contact/Follow us @LSUTigersWire on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Louisiana State news, notes, and opinions.