BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior right-hander Landon Marceaux was selected Monday in the third round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Los Angeles Angels.
Marceaux, a product of Destrehan, La., was the 80th overall selection in the draft, which began Sunday with Round 1 and continued on Monday with Rounds 2-10. The draft will conclude on Tuesday with Rounds 11-20.
Monday’s selection marked Marceaux’s second in the MLB Draft, as he was chosen in the 37th round by the New York Yankees after his senior year of high school.
Marceaux, a 2021 second-team All-American, was 7-7 on the year with a 2.54 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 102.2 innings. Also a second-team All-SEC selection, he was No. 4 in the league in innings pitched, No. 5 in ERA and No. 7 in strikeouts.
He helped lead LSU to the NCAA Eugene Regional title, earning a relief win on two days’ rest in the championship game versus Oregon after firing 101 pitches in a starting assignment against Gonzaga.
Marceaux was named a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week after defeating South Carolina on April 15, firing a career-high 12 Ks while working seven shutout innings.
Marceaux has made 37 career appearances (35 starts) at LSU, recording a 14-9 mark with a 3.23 ERA and 181 strikeouts in 184 innings.
2021 LSU Draft Summary (Rounds 1-10)
Jaden Hill, RHP 2nd Round (44th selection) Colorado Rockies
Landon Marceaux, RHP 3rd Round (80th selection) Los Angeles Angels
Ben Kudrna, RHP 2nd Round (43rd selection) Kansas City Royals
Carter Jensen, C 3rd Round (78th selection) Kansas City Royals
Brock Selvidge, LHP 3rd Round (92nd selection) New York Yankees
Ian Moller, C 4th Round (103rd selection) Texas Rangers