Clemson 2017 signee Kier Meredith will have a decision to make after the Major League Baseball first-year player draft begins in just over a week on June 12.
Meredith, who hit .444 with a .535 on-base percentage and .708 slugging percentage as a senior, is getting plenty of attention from MLB clubs ahead of the draft.
The standout from Glenn High in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a lock to be selected. He just doesn’t know yet when his name will be called.
“I have been hearing a lot of things, and I really can’t tell you what’s going to happen until the draft is here,” Meredith told The Clemson Insider. “It’s a crazy business. No one knows what’s going to happen.”
Meredith, who committed to Clemson in August 2015, is passionate about the school and program. He admitted, however, he will be tempted to turn pro if the right opportunity presents itself.
“Really it’s just a matter of a team investing in me or not,” Meredith said. “Clemson is a great school, but I would be dumb to turn down a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go and chase my dreams.”
Whether Meredith enrolls at Clemson or signs with a MLB organization could ultimately come down to whether that organization meets the monetary number he has in mind.
“That will be a huge deciding factor,” he said.
If Meredith enrolls at Clemson, he will arrive on campus on June 25.