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Hometown Heroes: Southeast Louisiana products in MLB, MiLB (Through April 30, 2024)

Here are the pitching and hitting statistics for many of the 2024 major-league and minor-league players who prepped or played collegiately in the New Orleans area and Southeast Louisiana. All stats are cumulative for the season, through Monday, April 30. Below are some of the highlights for the last month, followed by a link to all of the players’ more detailed stats.

Who’s Hot

Aaron Nola (Catholic HS, LSU) is 4-1, with a 3.20 ERA and 1.068 WHIP for the Phillies.

Josh Smith (Catholic HS, LSU), a member of last year’s world champion Texas Rangers, is making the most of his time as their starting third baseman, while Josh Jung is on the Injured List. Smith is slashing .317/.417/.500 with 14 runs and 14 RBIs.

Jake Fraley (LSU) has a slash line of .293/.359/.414 for the Reds.

Collin Burns (De La Salle, Tulane) had the best day of his career on April 6, when he went 3-for-4, with a triple, home run, and 7 RBIs for Double-A Bowie.

Kody Hoese (Tulane) is slashing .347/.390/.507 for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Drew Avans (Southeastern) has a slash line of .311/.388/.476 for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Paul Skenes (LSU) has a .039 ERA, 0.870 WHIP, and 16 Strikeouts Per 9 Innings in six starts for Triple-A Indianapolis. Look for him to get a callup to the Pirates in June.

Will Warren (Southeastern) is 3-0 in six starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He’s averaging 10.9 Strikeouts Per 9 Innings.

Who’s Not

Kevin Gausman (LSU) is 1-3 with a 4.50 ERA in six starts for the Blue Jays.

Alex Bregman (LSU) is slashing only .216/.283/.294 with one home run for the last-place Astros. He is eligible for free agency after this season.

Tanner Rainey (St. Paul’s, Southeastern) has a whopping 9.82 ERA and 2.818 WHIP in 11 relief appearances for the Nationals.

Jake Rogers (Tulane) is slashing a paltry .167/.242/.283 with only three extra-base hits in 20 games.

J.P. France (Shaw, Tulane) is 0-3 with a 7.46 ERA for the Astros and has been demoted to Triple-A Sugar Land.

On the Mend

DJ LeMahieu (LSU) has missed the entire month for the Yankees due to a foot injury. He had only one at-bat in a rehab assignment in the minors but had to be sidelined again.

Garrett Edwards—Rays (LSU)—On 60-Day Injured List

Ty Floyd—Reds (LSU) On 60-Day Injured List

Cade Doughty—Blue Jays (LSU) On 7-Day Injured List

Austin Nola—Royals (Catholic HS, LSU) On 7-Day Injured List

2023 Players Who Didn’t Return

The following 2023 players have not returned this season: Jack Aldrich (Tulane); Jared Biddy (LSU); Giovanni DiGiacomo (LSU); Brandon Kaminer (LSU); Aaron Loup (Hahnville, Tulane); Greg Deichmann (Brother Martin, LSU), Landon Marceaux (Destrehan, LSU); Braden Olthoff (Tulane); Kramer Robertson (LSU); Mac Sceroler (Southeastern); Zach Watson (LSU)

Click here to view the detailed batting and hitting stats of all the players on

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