MLB Draft begins on Monday


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CLEMSON, S.C. - The 2015 Major League Baseball first-year player draft will be held Monday-Wednesday, June 8-10 in New Jersey. The 40-round draft begins Monday (first two rounds and supplemental picks) at 7 p.m. on MLB.com, followed by Tuesday's selections (rounds 3-10) at 1 p.m. and Wednesday's picks (rounds 11-40) at noon.

Clemson's rich history of draft selections dates to 1965, when Tommy Chapman was the Tigers' first-ever draft pick by the Philadelphia Phillies. At least one Tiger has been drafted every year since 1987, a 28-year streak. Six Tigers were drafted in 2014, including lefthander Matthew CrownoverMatthew Crownover
Jr. LH Pitcher
#44 6-0, 210
Ringgold, GA

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, who returned in 2015 and was named ACC Pitcher-of-the-year along with earning first-team All-America honors.

Three Tigers are listed among the top-200 prospects for the draft by Baseball America, infielder Tyler KriegerTyler Krieger
Jr. Infielder
#3 6-1, 170
Johns Creek, GA

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(109), lefthander Zack ErwinZack Erwin
Jr. LH Pitcher
#33 6-5, 195
Duluth, GA

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(117) and outfielder Steven DuggarSteven Duggar
Jr. Outfielder
#9 6-2, 195
Moore, SC

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(167).

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