Eight Tigers picked in Major League Draft


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Eight Tigers were taken in the 2011 Major League draft from June 6-8. The eight picks tied for 11th-most in the nation and tied (with Virginia) for most by an ACC team. Vanderbilt led the nation with 12 draft picks.


Two Tigers were chosen in the second round on June 7. Junior shortstop Brad MillerBrad Miller
Infielder
#13 6-1, 185
Windermere, FL

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was a second-round draft selection (#62 overall pick) of the Seattle Mariners, while junior utility player Will LambWill Lamb
Outfielder
#30 6-6, 175
Seaford, VA

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was also a second-round draft pick (#83 overall pick) of the Texas Rangers.



Four other Tigers were drafted on June 7. Junior infielder John HinsonJohn Hinson
Infielder
#4 6-1, 180
Asheville, NC

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was a 13th-round draft selection (#400 overall pick) of the Houston Astros. Senior outfielder Jeff SchausJeff Schaus
Outfielder
#3 6-1, 205
Naples, FL

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was a 16th-round draft pick (#494 overall pick) of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sophomore righthander Kevin BradyKevin Brady
RH Pitcher
#19 6-3, 205
Gaithersburg, MS

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was a 17th-round draft selection (#518 overall pick) of the Cleveland Indians. Sophomore lefthander Joseph MoorefieldJoseph Moorefield
LH Pitcher
#51 6-1, 205
Woodruff, SC

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was a 26th-round draft pick (#786 overall pick) of the Kansas City Royals.


A day later on June 8, two more Tigers were drafted. Senior outfielder Chris EppsChris Epps
Outfielder
#26 6-1, 195
Stone Mountain, GA

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was a 45th-round draft selection (#1360 overall pick) of the Houston Astros. Junior righthander Scott WeismannScott Weismann
RH Pitcher
#33 6-0, 190
Boxborough, MA

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was a 46th-round draft pick (#1389 overall pick) of the Chicago Cubs.


With the eight selections, Jack Leggett has had a total of 90 players drafted in his 18 seasons as head coach at Clemson. A total of 16 of those 90 players were drafted twice, meaning a Tiger has been drafted 106 times in his tenure. Thirteen more Tigers have signed free-agent contracts as well.


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