Junior catcher becomes 16th Rangers pick in school history
LAFAYETTE – Louisiana catcher Julian Bullock was selected Monday with the 231st overall pick (8th round) in the 2023 MLB Draft, becoming the 16th player in school history to be drafted by the Texas Rangers.
The final day of the MLB Draft ends with Rounds 11-20 beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The annual draft is available at MLB.com.
The Frusher, Texas native posted a .315 season batting average, a team-high 11 homers and 65 RBIs, earning ABCA/Rawlings All-Region and All-Louisiana First Team honors.
The All-SBC second-team pick was a semifinalist on the Buster Posey Watchlist and ranked the SBC leader in average offense, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, RBIs, doubles and sack-flies.
Brock ranks among the top five SBC players in total chances, outs, and stolen bases caught. He finished fourth overall in 19 games with multiple hits and led the team in 18 games with multiple runs.
Backstop was drafted in the top 10 round as a catcher for the Luggin Cajuns alongside Jonathan Lecroy (2007), Paul Baco (1993), Alton Toregano (1972) and Danny Macciatte (2000). , has started in 63 of 65 games, and will complete three of Louisiana’s five Grand Slams in 2023.
Brock will become the second Ragin-Cajun player to be selected in the 2023 MLB Draft, following outfielder Carson Roccaforte, a second-round competitive balance pick from Kansas City on Sunday. The selection of Rocaforte and Bullock marked the ninth time in school history that Louisiana State has selected multiple players in the top 10 round.
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