"Stranger things have happened," LSU coach Paul Mainieri said Sunday night. "But I'm anticipating he's going to sign."
Mahtook, a junior outfielder from St. Thomas More, was the 31st player taken in the first round last June by Tampa Bay. He received a significant offer from the team a month ago, Mainieri said, but turned it down.
"I'm sure they'll give him a significantly more amount, and I'm not anticipating him turning it down," said Mainieri, who has spoken with Mahtook often in recent days and weeks. "He loves LSU, but he has to do what's best for himself. I don't want him to feel like he would be letting LSU down."
Monday, August 15, 2011
Draft Update: 1/31 Mikie Mahtook
Here is the latest on 1st rounder Mikie Mahtook, an outfielder out of Louisiana State:
-- By Doug at 8:40 AM