The LSU Tigers are pretty excited about their new catcher, Hunter Feduccia. He comes in with very high praise from coaches, and a huge summer resume. Check out how coaches are talking about him with this report from the Louisiana Radio Network:

"The season opener for the LSU baseball team is approaching. The Tigers will have a new starting catcher, former Barbe star Hunter Feduccia. LSU hitting coach Sean Ochinko says they know Feduccia can play outstanding defense, they also expect him to hit at a high level too.

The season opener is February 16th at home against Notre Dame."

Feduccia is coming off an impressive summer with the Rockford Rivets of the Northwoods League, a Midwest wooden bat summer league. He hit an impressive .348 with 8 home runs, and 41 RBIs...in 46 games. He was checking in with nearly an RBI a game on average.

But, with all of that hype, there still might be an issue. The Advocate is reporting that Feduccia is dealing with a broken hand. Apparently the injury resulted of a bat making contact with Feduccia's hand while he was catching.

The team is hopeful that Feduccia will be ready to start the season. But even if he does miss the start, he'll be healthy and read to toll pretty quick.