Two Clemson juniors were selected in the fourth round and the first 125 picks of Tuesday's MLB draft.
Lefty Zack Erwin was picked No. 112 overall by the Chicago White Sox, while Tyler Krieger, drafted as a shortstop, went No. 124 to the Cleveland Indians.
Two more Tigers juniors were taken in the sixth round: Junior outfielder Steven Duggar was selected No. 186 overall by the San Francisco Giants. The Washington Nationals also drafted junior lefty Matt Crownover in the sixth (194 overall).
Shortstop Jalen Miller, a Clemson signee, likely will have an easy decision after going 95th overall to the World Series champ San Francisco Giants.
Erwin, set for a slotted $508,000 signing bonus, and Krieger, for $452,400, are likely gone, as Clemson assistant Bradley LeCroy predicted Monday.
The 6-foot-5 Georgia product Erwin had a strong junior season, going 7-4 with a 3.04 ERA with 92 strikeouts to just 16 walks.
Playing designated hitter then second base, Krieger was lauded as "one of the best hitters in the Southeast" on MLB.com's draft coverage. Less than a year removed from shoulder surgery, he hit .339 with 41 RBIs and 16 extra-base hits, successful on 14-of-18 stolen base attempts.
It didn’t take long for the MLB draft to affect Clemson baseball’s top-10 incoming recruiting class.
Griffin (Ga.) shortstop Cornelius Randolph was picked 10th overall by the Philadelphia Phillies Monday night.
He is a third Clemson signee in the last three drafts to go in the first round, joining Pittsburgh’s Austin Meadows (9th overall, 2013) and Boston’s Michael Chavis (26th, 2014).