With their 24th round pick (723rd overall), the Seattle Mariners selected infielder Louis Boyd.
Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Height/Weight: 5’ 9”, 168 pounds
School: University of Arizona.
Coach: Jay Johnson.
Previous Teams: Cochise College, North Shore Twins.
Previous Coaches: Todd Inglehart, John Haar, Brooks McNevin, Larson Bauck.
Scout: Amanda Hopkins.
Twitter Handle: @LouisBoyd2
2017 as a senior at Arizona: Batted .265 with three doubles, one triple, one hhomer and 17 RBIs ... Was 5-for-6 stealing bases with a .687 OPS ... Had two-hit games against McNeese State with an RBI, against USC, Washington State (twice) with a pair of RBIs, Arizona State, California (three times) and Sam Houston State (twice).
2016 as a junior at Arizona: Played in 65 games with 59 starts … Batted .240 with 38 runs scored, 44 hits, 12 doubles, 23 RBI and 11 stolen bases … Posted a .378 OBP … Led the team with 14 sacrifice hits … Slick defensive shortstop, who posted a .952 fielding percentage … Tied for the team lead with three doubles in the College World Series … Led the team with seven doubles in the postseason … Second on the team with six postseason walks … Only player to have multiple stolen bases in the postseason … Went 3 for 3 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base against Washington State … Went 3 for 6 with an RBI, a double and two runs scored at Cal … Had one double in four straight postseason games … Posted nine multi-hit games on the season … Had a season-high two stolen bases against Abilene Christian … Went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, three runs scored and two walks against Sacramento State (3/12)…Had three sacrifice hits in one game against Louisiana.
2015 season as a sophomore at Cochise: Recorded a .343 batting average, accumulating 85 hits in 248 at bats, while driving in 38 runs and scoring 52 … His 248 at bats were tops in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference, while his hits and runs scored both ranked third.
2014 season at Cochise: Batted .343 with 13 doubles, three triples, three homers and 38 RBIs ... HHad an .885 OPS in 66 games.
Honours: 2015 season: Academic Excellence at Cochise as he earned a 4.0 GPA ... 2011 season: Perfect Game Honorable Mention ... 2010 season: Perfect Game Honorable Mention.