Another Tigers pitcher selected in MLB draft Tuesday
|Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 1:04 PM-|
Clemson pitchers are in demand at the MLB level.
Former All-ACC and All-American honoree Davis Sharpe became a third Tiger pitcher to be selected in the MLB draft, going 396th overall in the 13th round to the Cleveland Indians.
The right-hander joins Keyshawn Askew (Mets/10th) and Mack Anglin (13th/Nationals) as selections. Pitcher/SS signee Bubba Chandler was also picked in the third round (Pirates). Transfer portal-entry and RHP Carter Raffield also went in the 14th round to the Cincinnati Reds.
Injury sidelined Sharpe for a good chunk of the middle of the 2021 season, seeing 10 total appearances on the mound with a 5.50 ERA and a 4-1 record with 48 strikeouts against 17 walks.
He was named a Two-Way Player of the Year Award finalist in 2019 and picked up freshman All-American honors after going 7-4 with a 3.20 ERA and hitting .264 with three homers and 18 RBIs.
Sharpe went 1-1 with a 3.93 ERA in the shortened 2020 campaign and hit .311 with 10 RBIs.
Davis Sharpe has been well known for awhile, drafted out of high school. He was a two way player at Clemson but focused more on pitching this year. Draft eligible sophomore 13th round you assume signs but this could eat a majority of pool money left— Jeffmlbdraft (@jeffMLBdraft) July 13, 2021