Clemson RHP selected in MLB draft
|Thursday, June 11, 2020, 9:34 PM-|
Clemson redshirt sophomore right-hander Spencer Strider was drafted in the fourth round with the 126th overall pick by the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.
Strider was coming off of Tommy John surgery (elbow) and a redshirt in the shortened season.
Strider made four appearances and pitched 12 innings, with a 4.50 ERA and 19 strikeouts to three walks.
The Knoxville, Tennessee native was an All-ACC freshman, going 5-2 with a 4.76 ERA.
The slot value for the pick is $451,800. Undrafted players could only opt to sign for a maximum signing bonus of $20,000.
Will be awesome driving 2 hours to Atlanta to watch this guy sooner than later! https://t.co/4XdO5VmPZ3— Monte Lee (@MonteLeeCU) June 12, 2020