LSU signee Blake Mitchell drafted by Kansas City Royals with 8th pick

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LSU signee Blake Mitchell drafted by Kansas City Royals with 8th pick

LSU signee Blake Mitchell likely isn’t making it to campus.

On Sunday night, the Kansas City Royals made Mitchell the eighth overall pick in the 2023 MLB draft, joining Paul Skenes and Dylan Crews, who went first and second overall.

Mitchell is a class of 2023 commit for Jay Johnson. He is ranked as the No. 1 catcher in the country and the No. 8 prospect in the country by Perfect Game.

This is one of those deals where you recruit the best players in the country and let them decide whether to go to school or to go pro. The ball is now in Mitchell’s court.

Mitchell was taken as the No. 8 overall pick by the Kansas City Royals. Mitchell was presumed to be the Royals’ No. 1 target on their draft board and they believe they can sign him even if they give him over his slot value of $5,980,100.

If Mitchell signs with the Royals, LSU should be okay at catcher. The Tigers still have Brady Neal and Jared Jones behind the plate. Plus, we don’t know if Alex Milazzo or Hayden Travinski will come back for another year.

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