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2017 Preview: Pitching Staff

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With baseball season right around the corner, TCI continues our preseason coverage as we take a brief look at the nine returning members of the 2017 Clemson pitching staff.

 

 

 

#43 Patrick Andrews            RHP

4-4 with 2 saves and a 3.78 ERA in 68 career appearances (one start)

Allowed 88 hits (.247 OBA) in 95.1 IP with 35 BB and 77 K

Seasoned veteran returns to the Tiger bullpen in 2017

 

#23 Charlie Barnes               LHP

7-6 with a 4.40 ERA in 28 career appearances (18 starts)

Allowed 123 hits (.258 OBA) in 118.2 IP with 32 BB and 107 K

Weekend starter last year who should return in that role in 2017

 

#17 Paul Campbell               RHP

0-2 with one save and an 8.60 ERA in 25 career appearances (one start)

Allowed 43 hits (.323 OBA) in 30.1 IP with 14 BB and 33 K

Power righty returns in an expected bullpen role in 2017

 

#19 Brooks Crawford            RHP

3-0 with one save and a 3.66 ERA in 26 career appearances (two starts)

Allowed 45 hits (.254 OBA) in 46.2 IP with 19 BB and 26 K

Key contributor from last season could be used as a starter or long reliever

 

#16 Alex Eubanks                 RHP

6-5 with three saves and a 4.09 ERA in 23 career appearances (11 starts)

Allowed 93 hits (.283 OBA) in 81.1 IP with 21 BB and 70 K

Versatile pitcher who could start on weekends, provide long relief, or be the closer in 2017

 

#44 Ryley Gilliam                 RHP

3-2 with a 6.10 ERA in 15 career appearances (six starts)

Allowed 26 hits (.230 OBA) in 31.0 IP with 18 BB and 16 K

Midweek starter down the stretch in 2016 could return to same role or be used in long relief

 

#24 Jake Higginbotham        LHP

3-0 with a 4.59 ERA in eight career appearances (seven starts)

Allowed 39 hits (.300 OBA) in 33.1 IP with 21 BB and 28 K

Returning from injury that cut short freshman season; potential midweek starter

 

#37 Pat Krall                        LHP

13-6 with 10 saves and a 2.10 ERA in 72 career appearances (three starts)

Allowed 107 hits (.206 OBA) in 146.0 IP with 35 BB and 115 K

Breakout pitcher last season should contribute in a weekend starting role in 2017

 

#47 Alex Schnell                  LHP

2-0 with one save and a 7.08 ERA in 32 career appearances (three starts)

Allowed 59 hits (.294 OBA) in 48.1 IP with 28 BB and 33 K

Lefty relief option out of the bullpen

 

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