Position
Pitcher
Height
6'7
Weight
230 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Jackson, N.J.
B/T
R
High School
St. Rose HS

2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC Good Works Team
2009 NCBWA Third-Team All-American
2009 Second-Team All-SEC
2009 College World Series All-Tournament Team
2009 NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player
2009 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team
Collegiate Baseball National Pitcher of the Week (April 27, 2009)
ABCA All-South Region First Team
2009 First-Team All-Louisiana

MLB Draft:
Compensation Round A in 2010 (Boston)
11th round in 2007 (Texas)

Hard-throwing right-hander with mid-90s fastball and considered one of the best pitching prospects in the country … signed with the Boston Red Sox in the summer of 2010 after he was selected as the 39th overall pick (Compensation Round A) … a big, intimidating pitcher … throws a curveball and changeup to complement his fastball … has a tremendous feel for his pitches, especially for his height … a member of the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a sports administration major.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Pre-season All-American who missed four starts after the Feb. 19 season opener vs. Centenary due to a stress reaction in his right elbow … returned to the mound March 27 at Tennessee, firing two perfect innings (23 pitches) with one strikeout … 5-3 record on the year (15 appearances, 11 starts) with a 7.32 ERA in 51.2 innings; recorded 27 walks and 54 strikeouts … earned first win of the year April 9 at Auburn, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings (86 pitches) with three walks and three Ks … defeated Alabama on April 16 in longest outing of season, allowing three earned runs on five hits in six innings with three BB and eight Ks … earned two wins in the SEC Tournament, including a relief victory in the SEC Championship game when he fired three hitless innings against Alabama.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
The Tigers’ No. 1 starter throughout the season, he recorded a 12-3 mark and a 3.04 ERA in 19 starts (124.1 innings) with 50 walks and 159 strikeouts … finished No. 3 in the nation in strikeouts and No. 5 in wins … became first LSU pitcher to lead the SEC in strikeouts since Kurt Ainsworth (157 Ks) in 1999 … ranked No. 2 in the SEC in opponent batting average (.209) and No. 3 in the league in ERA (3.04) … posted double-figures in strikeouts on six occasions during the season … winning pitcher in Game 3 of the CWS Finals versus Texas (June 24), helping lead LSU to the national title – worked 5.1 innings against the Longhorns, allowing four runs on eight hits with five walks and four strikeouts … also defeated Arkansas (June 19) in a CWS semifinal game, limiting the Hogs to no runs on four hits in six innings with no walks and five strikeouts … earned win in Game 1 of NCAA Super Regional vs. Rice (June 5) — 7.2 IP while allowing one earned run on five hits with no walks and nine Ks … named Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional after a brilliant outing versus Baylor — allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits in nine innings with three walks and 14 strikeouts; Ranaudo was credited with the victory in the Tigers’ 3-2, 10-inning win
season … defeated Alabama in the SEC Tournament (May 21), limiting the Tide to three earned runs on four hits in 7.1 innings with four walks and six strikeouts … named a National Pitcher of the Week by Collegiate Baseball magazine after delivering an exceptional performance on April 24 versus Auburn, firing a career-high 15 strikeouts in a 7-3 victory; the 15 Ks were the most by an LSU pitcher since Kurt Ainsworth recorded 16 strikeouts at Tennessee in 1999 … struck out 10 of the first 11 batters he faced versus Kentucky on March 13 – finished with 13 strikeouts in that contest and was not involved in the decision of a 5-3 LSU victory.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Appeared in eight games (one start), recording a 1-0 mark and a 0.00 ERA in 12 innings … allowed three runs (none earned) on five hits with six walks and 13 strikeouts … did not make his LSU debut until April 15 vs. Nicholls State due to tendinitis in his elbow; fired one scoreless inning in his debut … recorded five Ks in three innings in first career start at Auburn (May 17); was charged with three runs, but none earned … posted first career LSU win in SEC Tournament victory over Alabama (May 24) — two scoreless innings, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts … pitched the final inning of LSU’s Game 3 NCAA Super Regional win over UC Irvine (June 9), allowing no runs on no hits with one strikeout … worked one scoreless inning in LSU’s College World Series opener versus North Carolina (June 15), allowing two hits.

HIGH SCHOOL
A stellar right-handed pitcher at St. Rose High School in Belmar, N.J. … a 2007 Rawlings All-America selection … 2007 all-state, all-county and all-division selection … posted a 5-2 record on the mound in ’07 with a 1.32 ERA, 65 strikeouts and 14 walks in 49 innings … named the male athlete of the year at St. Rose High School … selected as the Coast Star Newspaper Athlete of the Year as a junior … recorded a 7-0 mark with a 0.96 ERA and 99 strikeouts during his junior season … as a sophomore, pitched back-to-back no-hit games … during the 2005 state championship game, pitched a two-hit shutout and hit a three-run homer to led St. Rose to the New Jersey state title … posted a 21-4 career pitching record with a 1.44 ERA, 240 strikeouts and three no-hitters … also had a .402 career batting average with 11 homers and 83 RBI … coached by Bart McInerney … collected over 1300 points and 800 rebounds as the captain of the basketball team … won the Dwight D. Eisenhower Citizenship Award … president of the student council and a member of National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
Full name is Anthony R. Ranaudo … parents are Angelo and Sharon Ranaudo … has three siblings, Kerri, Rocky and Ashlee … interests including fishing and paintball … credits his father with his success … said that his father “always believed I could do whatever I dreamed” … majoring in sports administration at LSU … born September 9, 1989.

Ranaudo’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 9 vs. Baylor (5/30/09)
Strikeouts: 15 vs. Auburn (4/24/09)
Hits Allowed: 9 at Ole Miss (4/24/10)
Runs: 9 at Ole Miss (4/24/10)
Earned Runs: 9 at Ole Miss (4/24/10) 
Walks: 5 three times; last vs. Texas (6/24/09)

 

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