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Position
Right-Handed Pitcher
Height
6'4
Weight
235
Class
Senior
Hometown
St. Louis, Mo.
High School
Christian Brothers College
Previous School
Vanderbilt
B/T
R-R

MLB Draft: 2023 19th Round (No. 576 Overall) – New York Mets

Pitched the 2021 and 2022 seasons at Vanderbilt before transferring to LSU for the 2023 season … worked both as a weekend starter and as a reliever for LSU in 2023 … pitched in five of the 12 shutouts the LSU staff produced during the year … made 19 appearances (eight starts) on the mound in 2023, posting a 2-2 record, two saves and 42 strikeouts in 34.2 innings.

2023 Season
• Worked a season-long 5.1 innings in start at Ole Miss (April 23), limiting the Rebels to three runs on six hits with one walk and three strikeouts
• Made his first SEC start of the season on April 15 vs. Kentucky and retired nine straight batters to begin his outing
• Posted save in Game 1 of Texas A&M series (March 17), pitching 1.1 scoreless and hitless innings with no walks and one strikeout
• Earned relief win over Lamar on March 8, allowing one run on four hits in four innings with one walks and three strikeouts
• Picked up save at Texas (Feb. 28), pitching a perfect ninth inning to preserve LSU’s 3-0 win
• Pitched brilliantly in the Tigers’ win over Southern on Feb. 21, earning his first career LSU win … Little fired 3.2 shutout innings with one hit, one walk and six strikeouts

At Vanderbilt
Pitched the 2021 and 2022 seasons at Vanderbilt, where he made 32 total appearances (14 starts) and posted a 4.65 ERA with 95 strikeouts in 81.1 innings … pitched final two innings of a combined no-hitter at Kentucky on April 22, 2022 … picked up his first win of the 2022 season with 4.0 innings of work at Georgia (May 6) …. made 14 appearances during the 2021 season, including 11 starts; posted a 3-2 record in 42.2 innings of work while striking out 49 batters … made his first conference start in the 2021 SEC Tournament against Ole Miss (May 26), when he recorded seven strikeouts, allowed three hits, walked one and surrendered a run in 5.1 innings.

High School
Rated in high school as the nation’s No. 5 right-handed pitcher by Perfect Game … a 2020 Perfect Game All-American Classic participant … a 2020 Perfect Game Preseason Underclassmen All-America … voted the 2020 Gatorade State Player of the Year in Missouri … led Christian Brothers to a 6A District Championship in 2019.

Personal
Full name is Christian Xavier Little … Christian’s father, Chris Little, was a member of the Houston Astros organization … has one sister, Caitlyn … majoring in interdisciplinary studies at LSU.

Little’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 5.1 at Ole Miss (4/23/23)
Strikeouts: 6 vs. Southern (2/21/23)
Hits Allowed: 6 at Ole Miss (4/23/23)
Runs: 5 at Auburn (5/7/23)
Earned Runs: 5 at Auburn (5/7/23)
Walks: 5 vs. Alabama (4/30/23)

 

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