Eight Current Tigers Taken in Major League Draft


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Jarrod Schmidt was the first Tiger selected on day two of the draft.

Clemson, SC - Eight current Tigers were selected in 2002 June Major League Draft, tied for the most ever in Clemson history. The list includes five Tigers taken in the first seven rounds, including first-rounder Khalil Greene and second-rounder Michael Johnson, both picked by the San Diego Padres' organization.


The 1980 and 1996 Tiger teams had eight players taken as well. The 1980 team was led by future Major Leaguers Mike Brown and Tim Teufel, while the 1996 team had future big leaguers Kris Benson, Billy Koch, and Ken Vining. The 1979 team saw nine Tigers either drafted or sign free agent contracts, but only seven Tigers were drafted. The 1995 team had seven players drafted as well.


Six Tigers were taken on the first day of the draft, which was Tuesday. Jarrod Schmidt and Ryan Childs were picked Wednesday. The draft lasted 50 rounds and saw 1,482 players taken.


Clemson players including Signees taken on Day One of the Draft:


- DONALD GREINKE - APOPKA HS RHP R/R 6'2" 180 10/21/1983 HS

1st Round (#6 Pick to Kansas City) -- Clemson Signee


- JEREMY HERMIDA - WHEELER HS RF L/R 6'4" 195 01/30/1984 HS

1st Round (#11 Pick to Florida) -- Clemson Signee


- KHALIL GREENE - CLEMSON U SS R/R 5'10" 190 10/21/1979 4YR

1st Round (#13 Pick to San Diego)


- JEFFREY FRANCOEUR - PARKVIEW HS CF R/R 6'4" 205 01/08/1984 HS

1st Round (#23 Pick to Atlanta) -- Clemson Football Signee


- MATTHEW WHITNEY - PALM BEACH GARDENS HS 1B R/R 6'4" 195 02/13/1984 HS

Compensation A (#34 Pick to Cleveland) -- Clemson Signee


- MICHAEL JOHNSON - CLEMSON U 1B L/R 6'4" 220 06/25/1980 4YR

2nd Round (#54 Pick to San Diego)


- JEFF BAKER - CLEMSON U 3B R/R 6'2" 210 06/21/1981 4YR

4th Round (#111 Pick to Colorado)


- BJ LAMURA - CLEMSON U RHP R/R 6'1" 200 01/01/1981 4YR

5th Round (#150 Pick to Chicago White Sox)


- BRYAN HARVEY - BANDYS SCHOOL C R/R 6'2" 180 01/05/1984 HS

5th Round (#155 Pick to Atlanta) -- Clemson Signee


- PAT CLAYTON - WALTON HS RHP R/R 6'5" 220 08/13/1984 HS

7th Round (#215 Pick to Atlanta) -- Clemson Signee


- MATTHEW HENRIE - CLEMSON U RHP L/R 6'2" 205 11/28/1979 4YR

7th Round (#219 Pick to Arizona)


- TYLER PELLAND - MOUNT ABRAHAM HS LHP R/L 6'0" 200 10/09/1983 HS

9th Round (#268 Pick to Boston) -- Clemson Signee


- STEPHEN REBA - CLEMSON U RHP R/R 6'3" 180 03/23/1980 4YR

21st Round (#615 Pick to Colorado)



Clemson players including Signees taken on Day Two of the Draft:


- JARROD SCHMIDT - C/RHP R/R 6'2" 200 10/02/1980 4YR

24th Round (#705 Pick to Cincinnati)


- ROBERT ROHRBAUGH - LITTLESTOWN AREA SR HS LHP R/L 6'2" 170 12/28/1983 HS

30th Round (#887 Pick to Expos) -- Clemson Signee


- RYAN CHILDS - RHP R/R 6'4" 200 08/16/1981 4YR

33rd Round (#976 Pick to Baltimore)



Eligible to be drafted but were not:


Steve Pyzik

David Slevin

Chad Coder

Kyle Frank

L J DeMaino

Seth Miller

Thomas Boozer

Jon Smith

Paul Harrelson

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