College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today with number 21 with LSU junior outfielder Mikie Mahtook. He is from Lafayette, Louisiana, and attended St. Thomas More High School. He had an outstanding senior season a .450 average with 13 home runs, 45 RBI and 25 stolen bases while being named 2008 First Team All-State. He was selected in the 2008 MLB Draft in the 39th round but decided to head to LSU.
He had a solid freshman season as he appeared in 63 games including 49 starts. He accumulated a .316 average with seven homers and 38 RBI. He also stole nine bases in 13 attempts. Mikie was named to the Freshman All-SEC team for his accomplishments. He spent the summer of 2009 in the Prospect League with Danville. He appeared in 18 games after coming to the team late in the summer as he was finishing up the college season with the LSU Tigers. Mahtook had a .200 batting average, a homer, and three RBI. Baseball America rated him as the Top Prospect in the Prospect League.
Mahtook’s sophomore season didn’t see him have a dropoff at all. He started 61 out of the team’s 63 games while hitting .335 with 14 homers and 50 RBI. He was also solid on the basepaths stealing 22 bases in 32 attempts.
Mahtook played the summer of 2010 with the USA Collegiate National Team. He started all 19 games for the Red, White, and Blue hitting .271 with a homer and six RBI. Baseball America rated him as the 14th best prospect with the USA Collegiate National Team and Frankie Pilere named him the 30th best prospect in the country for the 2011 MLB Draft.