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2010: Drafted in the 13th round (#411 overall pick) by the Philadelphia Phillies...first-team All-ACC by SEBaseball.com...hit .351 with 60 runs, nine doubles, one triple, 17 homers, 75 RBIs, 26 walks, and a team-high 25 steals in 67 games (57 starts, including 54 at third base and three as the DH)...second in the ACC in steals, fourth in RBIs, and tied for sixth in homers...made at least one start in the batting order at the #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, and #8 spots...had 25 multi-hit games and 19 multi-RBI games...hit .384 with runners on base and a team-high .425 with runners in scoring position...was 7-for-15 (.467) with a grand slam, double, 18 RBIs, and four walks with the bases loaded...was 8-for-17 (.471) in his 10 games off the bench...was 21-for-44 (.477) with five homers, one double, one triple, 13 RBIs, 13 runs, and four walks in 11 NCAA Tournament games; his 21 hits set a school record for a single NCAA Tournament; had nine multi-hit games in the NCAA Tournament...had a 14-game hitting streak from late March to April...named Auburn Regional MVP and a member of the Auburn Regional All-Tournament team after going 9-for-16 (.563) with three homers, one double, five RBIs, five runs, a 1.188 slugging percentage, a walk, hit-by-pitch, a .611 on-base percentage, and no errors in nine chances, including several key fielding plays that saved runs, in four games; he had at least two hits and one RBI in each of the four games...named to the All-College World Series team after going 7-for-16 (.438) with a triple, three RBIs, three runs, and two steals in four games...hit a three-run homer in his first official at-bat of the season against Michigan State at Greenville, SC on Feb. 20...came off the bench and went 2-for-3 with a run at #15 South Carolina on Mar. 7...came off the bench and went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader against N.C. State on Mar. 13; he started Clemson's seven-run eighth inning with a leadoff double, then added a three-run double later in the frame...came off the bench and went 2-for-2 with a run against N.C. State on Mar. 14; his one-out single in the eighth inning started Clemson's rally in its 7-6 win...came off the bench and hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to give Clemson the lead at Charlotte on Mar. 16...went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, two runs, a walk, and a team-season-high three steals against Boston College on Apr. 4; he was 6-for-12 with six RBIs, three runs, two walks, and three steals in the series...went 2-for-3 with a grand slam, five RBIs, two runs, a walk, and steal at Georgia on Apr. 6...went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs, three runs, and a steal against Georgia on Apr. 7; he went 5-for-8 with two homers, eight RBIs, a walk, and two steals in the midweek series...went 4-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and run at Duke on Apr. 9...went 3-for-7 with two doubles and three RBIs at Duke on Apr. 10; he went 8-for-16 with three doubles, four RBIs, and two runs in the series...hit a two-run homer with a walk and hit-by-pitch against Western Carolina on Apr. 14...went 5-for-6 with three homers and seven RBIs against South Carolina-Upstate on Apr. 21; he hit two three-run homers, a solo homer, and had 14 total bases; he tied the school record and became the 13th Tiger in history to hit three home runs in one game; the homers, RBIs, and total bases were all team-season-highs...went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs, and two runs against North Carolina on Apr. 23...went 1-for-2 with two RBIs, a run, two walks, and two steals in the first game of a doubleheader against Florida Gulf Coast on May 2...went 2-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs, two runs, and a walk at Maryland on May 8...went 3-for-6 with a homer, three RBIs, two runs, and a steal against Furman at Greenville, SC (Fluor Field) on May 11...went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs, two runs, and a steal at Wake Forest on May 14...went 2-for-4 with a homer against Southern Mississippi in the Auburn Regional on June 4...went 2-for-4 with an RBI at #14 Auburn in the Auburn Regional on June 5...went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer at #14 Auburn in the Auburn Regional on June 6...went 2-for-3 with a homer, double, three runs, a walk, and hit-by-pitch at #14 Auburn in the Auburn Regional on June 7...went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs, three runs, a walk, and steal against #16 Alabama in the Clemson Super Regional on June 13...went 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs, and two runs against #16 Alabama in the Clemson Super Regional on June 14; he was 5-for-12 (.417) with two homers, five RBIs, five runs, two walks, and a steal in three Clemson Super Regional games...went 2-for-5 with an RBI and run against #1 Arizona State in the College World Series on June 21...went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, a run, and two steals against #6 Oklahoma in the College World Series on June 22...went 2-for-3 with a triple, run, and walk against #5 South Carolina in the College World Series on June 26...played for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .246 with three doubles, one homer, eight RBIs, and six steals in 21 games.

2009: Red-shirted...suffered a back injury early in the season and had surgery in March.

2008: Hit .264 with 10 runs, one triple, one homer, 11 RBIs, and five steals in 39 games (25 starts, including 20 at third base and five as the DH)...batted .304 in 21 ACC regular-season games...hit .320 in 10 games on opponents' home fields...was 7-for-20 (.350) in 11 games against top-25 ranked teams...hit .306 in his 25 starts...hit .316 with the bases empty...plated the runner on third base with less than two outs in seven of eight opportunities...was 10-for-19 (.526) in the second inning...only struck out 12 times in 87 at-bats...missed eight games early in the season due to a back injury...went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs against Boston College on Mar. 16...hit a two-run homer, his first career long ball, against #21 Coastal Carolina on Mar. 18...hit a pinch-hit, run-scoring single against Virginia Tech on Apr. 27...went 3-for-4 at #25 Georgia Tech on May 10...went 2-for-4 with one RBI at #25 Georgia Tech on May 11; he was 5-for-8 (.625) in two starts in the series...played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .222 in 18 at-bats over five games.

BEFORE CLEMSON: Team MVP as a senior at A.C. Reynolds High School...set the school record for career hits...four-time all-conference honoree...drafted in the 40th round (#1210 overall pick) by the Philadelphia Phillies...#170 prospect in the nation by Baseball America and #314 prospect by Perfect Game...#13 prospect in North Carolina by Perfect Game...East Coast Professional Showcase selection in 2006...represented North Carolina in the 2006 National Home Run Derby in Delray Beach, FL, where he advanced to the semifinals...set single-season school records for doubles (14) and hits (44) along with totaling nine homers as a junior...lettered four times in baseball at A.C. Reynolds High, where he was coached by Bryan Craig.

PERSONAL: Majoring in history...born John David Hinson II on Sept. 13, 1988 in Asheville, NC.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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Hinson's Overall Stats

Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB HBP SF OB% SB
2008 .264 39-25 87 10 23 0 1 1 11 28 8 0 2 .320 5-6
2010 .351 67-57 251 60 88 9 1 17 75 150 26 2 4 .410 25-30
Total .328 106-82 338 70 111 9 2 18 86 178 34 2 6 .387 30-36

Hinson's ACC Regular-Season Stats

Year AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB HBP SF OB% SB
2008 .304 21-13 46 3 14 0 1 0 6 16 4 0 0 .360

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2010 .301 30-27 123 25 37 7 0 3 27 53 10 0 3 .346 11-14
Total .302 51-40 169 28 51 7 1 3 33 69 14 0 3 .349 13-17

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