LSU pitcher Sam Dutton, after entering the NCAA Transfer Portal, has decided to transfer to Auburn, marking a significant loss for LSU with Coach Jay Johnson's program now seeing multiple departures this offseason.

By the Numbers
  • Dutton posted a 6.02 ERA in three seasons at LSU.
  • Along with Dutton, nine LSU players have entered the transfer portal this offseason.
Yes, But

The departure of key players like Dutton and outfielder Paxton Kling poses challenges for LSU's baseball program.

State of Play
  • LSU has experienced several departures, including pitchers Micah Bucknam, Cam Johnson, and Aiden Moffett, affecting the team's pitching depth.
  • Outfielder Zeb Ruddell has also announced his departure from the program.
What's Next

LSU will need to strategize and rebuild its roster to compensate for the loss of key players like Dutton, Kling, and the other departing athletes.

Bottom Line

The exodus of players through transfers presents a challenge for LSU's baseball program, necessitating focused recruitment efforts to maintain competitiveness in the upcoming seasons.