College Draft Profile: Mason Katz


Mason Katz, Utility, LSU

Class: Senior; Height: 5-10; Weight: 188; B/T: R/R

Updated: 06/03/13

A jack-of-all-trades on defense, Katz has spent time at numerous positions throughout his career including: first base, second base, center field, and right field. This season he’s hitting .378/.467/.652 for LSU, showing a lot of pop (15 doubles, two triples, and 15 homeruns), a solid strikeout-to-walk ratio (37-to-37), and his Weighted On Base Average is  .480.

However, because of LSU’s tough schedule and pitcher’s park Katz’s adjusted wOBA is among the best in college, at .477 (according to

Projection: His bat doesn’t play nearly as well at the corner positions, and second base is likely not his final position. However, he could very well go in the second round because the need for offense in the pro ranks. Katz profiles as a capable utility player, not on the same level as Tampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist but he could settle in as a Scott Hairston-type.

Ceiling: 1.5-win player

Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Moderate

Drafted: Second Round


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