Clemson signee Kevin Bradley was drafted with the 1098 pick Wednesday by the Colorado Rockies.
“It was definitely an honor to get drafted. It has something I have been working towards for a long time and it takes me one step closer to my goal of playing professional baseball. At the same time I am excited about going to Clemson and helping the Tigers win a world series,” said Bradley.
Kevin and Tyler Krieger were both drafted on Wednesday, but they can’t wait to get to Tigertown.
“I have been texting with Tyler (Krieger) all day. We talked about how it was excited to be drafted but we are really excited to be going to Clemson,” said Bradley.
The New Jersey standout will be looking for a new roommate later this month when he moves in at Clemson.
“It was going to be me, Lucas, Wales and Tyler, but now we won’t have Lucas,” said Bradley.
With the entire 2012 class enrolling this summer with the exception of first round pick Lucas Sims expectations are high for the Clemson program.
“Hopefully it will be a really strong class. We all have high expectations. We are excited to start working this summer,” said Bradley.
Kevin just finished his senior season.
“It is going to be tough to get going in a few weeks. We just finished our season about a week ago. We lost in the Central Jersey semi-final. We were 19-8 and had a good year,” said Bradley.
In just a couple of weeks Kevin will make the long drive to Clemson to start his career with the Tigers.
“I am going to get in the car on June 23 and drive down. I move in on the 24th. It is coming up quick,” said Bradley.
Kevin had an outstanding senior year hitting .407 with 5 homeruns and 33 RBIs. The future Tigers should help Clemson in the infield or even behind the plate.
“I have no idea where they will use me. I can play anywhere in the infield or even catcher. I will play wherever they want me to help the team,” said Bradley.
Last weekend Kevin watched Clemson battle in the Regional.
‘I talked to coach Leggett and coach LeCroy today. It was tough for Clemson to play in the regional with South Carolina but they played well. That 12th inning game was tough. There are so many little things in that game that if they had gone differently Clemson would have won the game, but that is the way baseball goes,” said Bradley.