Baseball drafts of the past have ripped apart Clemson's recruiting classes. And while the Tigers stand to lose their two highest regarded signees, the majority of the class will enroll in school this summer.
SS Michael Chavis and RHP Austin DeCarr were drafted in the first and third rounds respectively, Chavis by the Red Sox and DeCarr by the Yankees. Both are expected to sign.
Chavis, who is from Marietta, GA attended the draft proceedings in New Jersey. “Watching it go by-whether it was the first pick or anything where I didn’t expect myself to go-I was nervous from when I woke up this morning,” Chavis told reporters Thursday. “This is a lifelong dream of mine.”
DeCarr is from Foxboro, MA and issued the following statement on Twitter after his selection: “Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me along the way!! New York Yankees are a first class organization.”
No other Clemson recruits were drafted.
1. ADAM RENWICK SS 6-1 160 DORMAN 2. REED ROHLMAN OF 6-0 175 BYRNES 3. CHARLIE BARNES LHP 6-2 160 SUMTER 4. MICHAEL CHAVIS INF 5-11 185 MARIETTA, GA 5. DALTON EWING OF 6-0 165 ALPHARETTA, GA 6. DREW WHARTON OF 6-3 190 MARIETTA, GA 7. AUSTIN DECARR RHP 6-3 215 FOXBORO, MA 8. KJ BRYANT OF 6-1 160 WADE HAMPTON 9. DEREK VAIL RHP 6-4 190 SANTA FE JC, FL 10. ROBERT JOLLY C 5-11 180 CAROLINA FOREST 11. CODY HARDAGE RHP 6-5 210 JOHNS CREEK, GA 12. PAUL CAMPBELL RHP 6-1 170 REVERE, MA 13. CHASE PINDER INF/OF 6-0 165 POQUOSON, VA 14. MICHAEL GOREN RHP 6-3 189 WESTBURY, NY 15. COAN MCALPINE LHP 6-4 210 HICKORY, NC