Countdown to opening day: 2018 Newcomers

Countdown to opening day: 2018 Newcomers

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Countdown to opening day: 2018 Newcomers

With the season opener just two days away, The Clemson Insider continues our preseason coverage with a brief look at the 11 newcomers on the 2018 Clemson baseball roster.

The 12th-ranked Tigers open the season on Friday against William & Mary in the first of a three-game series. The first game is scheduled to start at Doug Kingsmore Stadium in Clemson at 4 p.m.

No. 48 Bryce Bowen                               LHP/1B                 FR

Ranked as the No. 57 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game

First-team all-state as a senior at Elbert County (GA) HS

Could contribute on the mound and as a lefty bat off the bench

No. 26 Matt Cooper                                C/OF/1B               FR

Ranked as the No. 48 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game

First-team all-state as a senior at Norfolk (VA) Academy

Versatile player that gives Tigers depth at multiple positions

No. 51 Drew Donathan                          C                             FR

Ranked as the No. 115 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game

All-state selection as a junior and senior at Charlotte (NC) Christian School

Gives the Tigers depth behind the plate

No. 5 Sam Hall                                           INF/OF                 FR

Ranked as the No. 22 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game

All-county, all-area, & all-conference as a sophomore, junior, & senior

Spent majority of fall/spring at SS but provides depth at multiple positions

No. 17 Justin Hawkins                            INF                         *JR

One of the top power hitters on the team

Second-team All-American at USC Sumter

Can play first, second, and third base as well as seeing time at DH

No. 45 Holt Jones                                     RHP                        FR

Ranked as the No. 136 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game

Tall righty could see some innings out of the bullpen this season

No. 16 Bo Majkowski                             OF                          FR

Ranked as the No. 40 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game

Could potentially see time in the OF this season

No. 1 Kier Meredith                               OF                          FR

Ranked as the No. 8 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game

No. 8 ACC prospect for the 2020 MLB Draft by Perfect Game

Will miss at least a portion of the season due to injury

No. 29 Spencer Strider                          RHP                        FR

Ranked as the No. 5 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game

No. 7 ACC prospect for the 2020 MLB Draft by Perfect Game

Power righty that should see a quality number of innings this season

No. 31 Bryce Teodosio                           OF                          FR

Ranked as the No. 113 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game

All-region as both a junior and a senior

Had a strong fall/spring and should see time in the OF this season

No. 22 Sam Weatherly                          LHP/OF/1B          FR

Ranked as the No. 11 freshman in the ACC by Perfect Game

Michigan’s Mr. Baseball as a senior

Two-way player that can contribute on the mound and in the field

–Above photo: Spencer Strider

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