By Trey McCurry.
Eight 2011 Tigers and four Clemson signees were drafted in the Major League Baseball draft. Five of the 2011 Tigers drafted will have to make decisions about whether to return for 2012.
TheClemsonInsider.com breaks down the current and potential future Tigers that were selected in this year’s draft. Where did the Clemson draft class rank nationally and within the ACC? Which 2012 signees will have to decide whether to start a professional baseball career or enroll at Clemson in the fall? Which current Tigers will have to make a decision this summer whether to return to Tigertown for the 2012 season?
Brad Miller 2nd Round (#62 overall pick) Seattle Mariners
Will Lamb 2nd Round (#83 overall pick) Texas Rangers
John Hinson 13th Round (#400 overall pick) Houston Astros
Jeff Schaus 16th Round (#494 overall pick) Los Angeles Dodgers
Kevin Brady 17th Round (#518 overall pick) Cleveland Indians
Joseph Moorefield 26th Round (#786 overall pick) Kansas City Royals
Chris Epps 45th Round (#1360 overall pick) Houston Astros
Scott Weismann 46th Round (#1389 overall pick) Chicago Cubs
Daniel Norris 2nd Round (#74 overall pick) Toronto Blue Jays
Jackson Whitley 13th Round (#405 overall pick) Anaheim Angels
Daniel Gossett 16th Round (#502 overall pick) Boston Red Sox
Garrett Boulware 42nd Round (#1283 overall pick) San Diego Padres
The Tigers were tied for 11th in the nation with eight players drafted and tied with Virginia for the most in the conference. Four Clemson commitments were also drafted.
Brady was drafted for the second time. In 2008, the Baltimore Orioles drafted him in the 44th round with the #1316 overall pick.
Epps was drafted for the second time. In 2007, the Chicago White Sox drafted him in the 28th round with the #869 overall pick.
Hinson was drafted for the third time. In 2007, the Philadelphia Phillies drafted him in the 40th round with the #1210 overall pick. Last year, the Phillies again picked Hinson in the 13th round with the #411 overall pick.
Lamb and Moorefield were each drafted for the first time.
Miller was drafted for the second time. In 2008, the Texas Rangers drafted him in the 39th round with the #1173 overall pick.
Schaus was drafted for the third time. In 2007, the Texas Rangers drafted him in the 35th round with the #1066 overall pick. Last year, the Cleveland Indians drafted Schaus in the 27th round with the #810 overall pick.
Weismann was drafted for the second time. In 2008, the Detroit Tigers drafted him in the 18th round with the #553 overall pick.