Drew Finley Season 2024
Drew Finley is gearing up for his second season with the LSU Tigers, having joined Jay Johnson’s staff in August 2021. He is currently working towards his degree at LSU in Sports Administration and plans to pursue coaching full time after he graduates.
No stranger to the game, Finley played six years of professional baseball. He was a former Top 10 prospect for the New York Yankees and was drafted by the club with the 92nd overall draft pick in the third round of the 2015 First-Year-Player Draft out of Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, Calif.
In his first season with the Pulaski Yankees, the right-hander sported an ERA of 3.94 in 12 starts with 41 strikeouts, prompting a move up to the organizations Single-A affiliate. Notably, in his sophomore season debut with the Staten Island Yankees, Finley threw a no hitter – the second in franchise history. In November 2018, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for outfielder Tim Locastro.
Prior to his professional career, Finley was lauded by USA Today for having “possibly the best breaking ball in the high school ranks” and was originally committed to playing at University of Southern California.
He set a California D1 state single-game record with 20 strikeouts, pitched the winning game at the Perfect Game All-American Classic, and was ranked as the 24th, 57th, and 61st best prospect in the 2015 MLB Draft class by Keith Law, MLB.com, and Baseball America, respectively.
Finley’s life has always centered around baseball. The son of Los Angeles Dodgers Vice President of Amateur and International Scouting, David Finley, Drew grew up attending games of all levels across the nation, had a front row seat at spring training camps, and was given the opportunity to learn from players, coaches and team personnel every aspect of what builds a team.
2015 -2018: New York Yankees
2018-2021: Los Angeles Dodgers
2021- Present : LSU Undergraduate Assistant