Team co-captain in 2012...one of the most respected players on the team for his hard work and dedication on the field and in the classroom...was the primary backup behind the plate in 2009 and 2010, but he became one of the team's top hitters and batted in the #2 spot in the batting order during the second half of the 2011 season...slated to be the starter at DH, but has the versatility to make an impact at other positions...two-time team co-captain...a career .285 hitter with a .368 on-base percentage in 135 games (94 starts) over three seasons...has 33 doubles, one triple, six homers, 55 RBIs, 64 runs, 31 walks, 20 hit-by-pitches, and five steals...two-time All-ACC Academic selection...preseason first-team All-ACC by CollegeSportsMadness.com.
2011: Team co-captain...Second-Team All-ACC selection...Third-Team Academic All-American by CoSIDA; he became Clemson's first Academic All-American since 1995 (Paul Galloway)...First-Team Academic All-District III by CoSIDA...All-ACC Academic team member...co-winner of the Tiger Baseball Award, given to the team's best leader...won the Dedication Award for outstanding work in the strength training room...hit .333 with 43 runs, a team-high 22 doubles, four homers, 33 RBIs, a .391 on-base percentage, and five steals in 60 games (57 starts, including 37 as the DH, 17 at catcher, two at first base, and one in right field)...had a team-high eight hit-by-pitches...third in the ACC in doubles...made at least one start in every spot in the batting order except #1 and #9...started a team-high 37 games in the #2 spot in the batting order...hit .330 with nine doubles and a .400 on-base percentage in 28 ACC regular-season games...hit .351 in 19 games on opponents' home fields...had a team-tying-high 24 multi-hit games...only committed two errors and allowed just two passed balls...had an 11-game hitting streak from March to April...member of the Clemson Regional All-Tournament team after going 7-for-18 (.389) with three doubles, one RBI, and two runs in four games...went 2-for-3 with two runs against Cincinnati on Feb. 25...hit a two-run homer and stole a base against Charleston Southern on Feb. 26...went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs, a run, and walk at #4 South Carolina on Mar. 4...went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs against Presbyterian College at Greenville, SC on Mar. 16...went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs against Duke on Mar. 18...went 2-for-5 with a double, RBI, two runs, and a walk against Duke on Mar. 19...went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run, and two walks against Duke on Mar. 20; he was 6-for-13 with two doubles, five RBIs, three runs, and three walks in the series...went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs, a walk, and hit-by-pitch at N.C. State on Mar. 27; he was 5-for-10 with two doubles and a .615 on-base percentage in the series...went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs, and a hit-by-pitch at #6 North Carolina on Apr. 2...hit a double and had three RBIs against Western Carolina on Apr. 6...went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer against Maryland on Apr. 9...went 2-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs at Boston College on Apr. 15...went 3-for-5 with an RBI and steal in the first game of a doubleheader at Boston College on Apr. 16...went 3-for-5 with two runs and a walk in the second game of a doubleheader at Boston College on Apr. 16; he was 8-for-15 (.533) with two doubles, four RBIs, and three runs in the series...hit a solo homer against #9 Georgia Tech on May 1...went 3-for-5 in the first game of a doubleheader at Virginia Tech on May 14...went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI against Sacred Heart in the Clemson Regional on June 3...went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs against #21 Coastal Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 4.
2010: Hit .212 with 12 runs, seven doubles, one triple, one homer, and 19 RBIs in 35 games (17 starts, all at catcher)...hit .308 with runners in scoring position...was 4-for-6 with a grand slam, two doubles, 14 RBIs, and two hit-by-pitches with the bases loaded...14 of his 19 RBIs came in his nine plate appearances with the bases loaded...nine of his 14 hits went for extra bases...was 4-for-14 (.286) with five runs, two doubles, one triple, one homer, seven RBIs, and a .786 slugging percentage in his 18 games off the bench...went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs against Wright State on Feb. 27...came off the bench and hit a grand slam at #15 South Carolina on Mar. 7...hit a pinch-hit triple, scored a run, and added a hit-by-pitch against Florida Gulf Coast on May 4...came off the bench and hit a three-run double at Maryland on May 7...hit a two-run single at Wake Forest on May 15...played for Chatham in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .250 in 10 games.
2009: Hit .194 with nine runs, four doubles, one homer, three RBIs, and a .341 on-base percentage in 40 games (20 starts, all at catcher)...allowed just one passed ball...hit a double and scored three runs against South Carolina-Upstate on Mar. 18; he also was the catcher for the entire game when five righthanders combined to pitch a no-hitter...went 2-for-4 with his first career homer in the first game of a doubleheader at Boston College on Mar. 28...went 2-for-4 with a double and run in the second game of a doubleheader against Maryland on May 3...came off the bench and went 1-for-1 with an RBI and walk against Tennessee Tech in the Clemson Regional on May 31...played for Chatham in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .179 in 18 games.
Before Clemson: Drafted in the 44th round (#1313 overall pick) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008...four-time member of the Center State All-Star team and four-time team MVP...Louisville Slugger and Gatorade Player-of-the-Year as a senior...#12 high school catcher prospect in the nation by Perfect Game...#3 prospect in New York by Perfect Game...State Class C Player-of-the-Year as a junior...hit .509 with five homers, 39 RBIs, and 41 steals as a junior...East Coast Pro Showcase and Area Code Games selection in 2007...lettered four times in baseball and two times in football at Cooperstown Central High School, where he was coached by Frank Miosek.
Personal: Three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll...had a 3.67 career GPA through the 2011 fall semester...honored during the 2010 College World Series Opening Ceremonies for having Clemson's top GPA...majoring in management...born Philip Michael Pohl on July 22, 1990 in Bakersfield, CA.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide