Anthony Ranaudo

August 17, 2010 by staff 

Anthony Ranaudo, LSU has lost a pitcher and quarterback. Zach Lee has signed a contract with the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

“This was a very personal decision of Zach and his family,” Miles said LSU by LSU Athletic Department. “This opportunity was too difficult to pass. We want Zach and his family the best. It is an exceptional young man and hope to become a great major league pitcher.”

Bryan Lazare TigerBait reports that two sports stars and receive about 4 million as a signing bonus, well above the 1.2 million slot and Lee, the No. 28 overall in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft on last June. And it could be even more money than that. A source said that Lee bond is between 5 and 6 million dollars. Steven Henson of Yahoo Sports reports the contract is 5.25 million over five years.

In McKinney (Texas) High School, Lee’s right hand had 11 victories, a 2.15 ERA and 90 strikeouts in his last year on the mound. On the football field, Lee went from 2565 yards and 31 touchdowns, with an additional nine rushing touchdowns in 2009.

Is expected to serve as LSU’s third string quarterback as a true freshman this fall, Lee had been in Baton Rouge in preparation for the season with the Tigers but did not attend football practice this afternoon, negotiations continued with the Dodgers .

For Paul Mainieri and the LSU baseball team, the day was even more costly.

As expected, the ace right-hander Anthony Ranaudo the Tigers, the second pick of the Red Sox in the first round of compensation (38th overall), signed a professional contract on Monday. Ranaudo and adviser Scott Boras demanded money from the premium normally reserved for a peak in the top ten and whites to accept a bond and 2.25 million, a total far greater than the 850,000 slots and that point in project.

Ranaudo was designed as a high-round pick before an elbow injury cost him weeks of playing time during the 2010 season with the Tigers. He struggled to rediscover his best form Whe returned at the end of the year, registering an ERA of 7.32 in 51 entries and 2/3rds.

Delgado and outfielder Luke LeBlanc Garin Cecchini, Barbe High infielder both opted to sign with the Boston Red Sox.

Sources tell NewOrleans.Com / Sports that LeBlanc, 11th Selection of Boston this year, may have received close to 500 000 to sign, and 325,000 after rejecting last week.

The Lockport native and former star of Central Lafourche hit .420 with 11 homers and 67 and was named first team Junior College All-American and was named to the NJCAA All-Region 23 team.

Cecchini reached agreement today with the Red Sox for one and 1.31 million. It was the Red Sox pick up the whole room and received money beyond the usual amount slot where he was drafted.

Essentially, Boston Cecchini paid as a first round because it is where they probably have been selected had he not suffered a torn ACL in his last year in Lake Charles.

Kevin Gausman, another draft of the Dodgers (6th round) and signatory of LSU, has informed the school and did not sign. Gausman rejected a seven-figure bonus to stay with the Tigers.

The hard-throwing pitcher Grandview, Colorado reaches the mid-upper-90s with his fastball. He was the seventh best prospect in baseball entering school 2010, Baseball America.

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