CLEMSON -- The 2001 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft began by
conference call among the 30 Major League Clubs Tuesday at 1PM EST.
The draft will conclude on Wednesday.
Tiger Notables So Far
Josh Burrus SS from Marietta, GA / Wheeler HS 6-0 180
1st Round (#29 Pick to Atlanta) -- Clemson Baseball Signee
Scott Tyler RHP Downington HS (PA) 6-5 220
2nd Round (#45 Pick to Minnesota) -- Clemson Baseball Signee
Roscoe Crosby OF Buffalo, SC / Union HS 6-5 220
2nd Round (#53 Pick to Kansas City) -- Clemson Football Signee
Josh Cram RHP Edmonds, WA / Clemson U 6-2 190 JR
4th Round (#136 Pick to SF)
Tyler Lumsden LHP R-L 6-4 187 Cave Springs HS (VA)
5th Round (#152 Pick to Florida) -- Clemson Baseball Signee
Patrick Boyd OF Palm Harbor, FL /Clemson U 6-3 201 SR
7th Round (#201 Pick to Texas)
David Slevin 2B R-R 6-0 180 (JR) Indian River CC (FL)
11th Round (#328 pick to Brewers) -- Clemson Baseball Signee
Khalil Greene IF Key West, FL / Clemson U 5-10 190 JR
14th Round (#408 pick to Cubs)
Steve Reba RHP Fort Wayne, IN / Clemson U 6-4 170 JR
16th Round (#491 pick to Oakland)
Garrick Evans Inf R-R 6-2 180 Lake Braddock HS (VA)
23rd Round (#691 pick to Blue Jays) -- Clemson Baseball Signee
Nick Glaser RHP Wishjah, WA / Clemson U 6-1 196 SR
35th Round (#1040th pick to Phillies)
Bart Hunton C-1B R-R 6-3 225 Coffman HS (OH)
46th Round (1375th pick to Reds) -- Clemson Baseball Signee
Collin Mahoney C R-R 6-3 210 Mt St Michael HS (NY)
48th Round (1423rd pick to Angels) -- Clemson Baseball Signee
Four Tigers Taken in Baseball Draft
Boyd, Cram, Greene and Reba selected on first day.
NEW YORK - Three Clemson baseball players -outfielder Patrick Boyd,
pitcher Josh Cram, shortstop Khalil Greene and pitcher Steve Reba -
were selected on the opening day of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft
Boyd, who missed all but one game this season with a back injury, was
selected in the seventh round, the 201st pick overall, by the Texas
Rangers. Boyd, who came back to Clemson for his senior year after
getting drafted in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Pirates last
year, was a 1999 All-American and is a 2001 preseason second-team
All-American by Baseball America. He is a career .342 hitter with a
.442 on-base percentage and 49 stolen bases in three seasons. The
senior from Palm Harbor, FL ranks in the school's career top-10 lists
in five different categories, including walks, doubles, runs scored,
hits and RBIs. Boyd was a second round pick coming out of high school.
Cram was taken the highest among the four Tigers drafted on Tuesday,
going in the fourth round, the 136th overall pick, to the San
Francisco Giants. Cram, a right-handed reliever, led Clemson with six
saves in 2001. He had a 4-2 record with a 4.20 ERA. He had 38
strikeouts with 11 walks in 40 2/3 innings and 28 appearances.
Greene, a junior from Key West, FL, was a 14th round selection by the
Chicago Cubs and was the 408th overall pick on Tuesday. Greene can
play either short stop or third base, having played both for Clemson
this season. He switched from third to short seven games into the
season and finished with the best fielding percentage at his new
position in the history of the program. He fielded for a .961 at
shortstop. Greene also batted .303 this season and led the team with
18 doubles to go with his 13 home runs.
Reba was the ace of the Clemson pitching staff this year, posting a
12-3 record and a 2.58 ERA. The junior from Fort Wayne, IN was
drafted in the 16th round Tuesday and was the 491st pick overall.
Reba had 103 strikeouts versus 31 walks in 108.0 innings. he was a
third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Reba pitched a
complete game shutout against Georgia Tech in April and pitched just
the second complete game of his career against William & Mary in the
opening game of the NCAA Regional.