Clemson shortstop named to Golden Spikes watch list


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Clemson shortstop named to Golden Spikes watch list

CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson junior shortstop Logan Davidson (Charlotte, N.C.) was one of 55 players named to the Golden Spikes Award preseason watch list on Thursday. The award is presented each year by USA Baseball to the national player-of-the-year. The two-time All-ACC Academic selection has 27 doubles, 27 homers, 87 RBIs, 116 runs and 20 steals in his first two seasons as a Tiger.

As a sophomore in 2018, he was named a third-team All-American by Baseball America and Second-Team All-ACC selection. He hit .292 with 60 runs, 18 doubles, 15 homers, 46 RBIs, a .408 on-base percentage and 10 steals in 63 games, as he led the team in hits (73), doubles and steals. He also committed only eight errors as the everyday shortstop, good for a stellar .971 fielding percentage, the second-highest figure by a Tiger shortstop in history.

In 2017, Davidson was a first-team freshman All-American by D1Baseball and Perfect Game who hit .286 with 12 homers and 41 RBIs. He became the first Tiger shortstop to hit double-digit home runs in a season since 2007 (Taylor Harbin).

Amateur baseball fans will be able to vote for their favorite players at GoldenSpikesAward.com again in 2019, starting on May 15 with the naming of the Golden Spikes Award semifinalists. The list of semifinalists will also be sent to a voting body consisting of baseball media members, select professional baseball personnel, current USA Baseball staff and 40 previous winners of the award, representing a group of more than 200 voters.

The Tigers begin the 2019 season on Feb. 15 at 4 p.m., against South Alabama at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

Golden Spikes preseason watch list

Name, Position, Class, School, Conference

Kevin Abel, RHP, So., Oregon State, Pac-12 Conference

Patrick Bailey, C, So., NC State, Atlantic Coast Conference

J.J. Bleday, OF, Jr., Vanderbilt, Southeastern Conference

Cody Bradford, LHP, Jr., Baylor, Big 12 Conference

Kyle Brnovich, RHP, Jr., Elon, Colonial Athletic Association

Tanner Burns, RHP, So., Auburn, Southeastern Conference

Michael Busch, IF, Jr., North Carolina, Atlantic Coast Conference

Matt Canterino, RHP, Jr., Rice, Conference USA

Cameron Coursey, IF, So., Georgia Gwinnett, Association of Independent Institutions

Matt Cronin, LHP, Jr., Arkansas, Southeastern Conference

Wil Dalton, OF, Jr., Florida, Southeastern Conference

Logan Davidson, IF, Jr., Clemson, Atlantic Coast Conference

John Doxakis, LHP, Jr., Texas A&M, Southeastern Conference

Tyler Dyson, RHP, Jr., Florida, Southeastern Conference

Tristin English, RHP/IF, Jr., Georgia Tech, Atlantic Coast Conference

Mason Feole, LHP, Jr., Connecticut, American Athletic Conference

Zack Hess, RHP, Jr., LSU, Southeastern Conference

Will Holland, IF, Jr., Auburn, Southeastern Conference

Kolton Ingram, LHP, Sr., Columbus State, Peach Belt Conference

Josh Jung, IF, Jr., Texas Tech, Big 12 Conference

George Kirby, RHP, Jr., Elon, Colonial Athletic Association

Heston Kjerstad, OF, So., Arkansas, Southeastern Conference

Russell Lamovec, RHP, Sr., Mercyhurst, Great Midwest Athletic Conference

Shea Langeliers, C, Jr., Baylor, Big 12 Conference

Jack Little, RHP, Jr., Stanford, Pac-12 Conference

Nick Lodolo, LHP, Jr., TCU, Big 12 Conference

Jake Mangum, OF, Sr., Mississippi State, Southeastern Conference

Alek Manoah, RHP, Jr., West Virginia, Big 12 Conference

Casey Martin, IF, So., Arkansas, Southeastern Conference

Drew Mendoza, IF, Jr., Florida State, Atlantic Coast Conference

Max Meyer, RHP, So., Minnesota, Big 10 Conference

Kameron Misner, OF, Jr., Missouri, Southeastern Conference

Sean Mooney, RHP, Jr., St. John's, Big East Conference

Bryant Packard, OF, Jr., East Carolina, American Athletic Conference

Andre Pallante, RHP, Jr., UC Irvine, Big West Conference

Drew Parrish, LHP, Jr., Florida State, Atlantic Coast Conference

Nick Quintana, IF, Jr., Arizona, Pac-12 Conference

Adley Rutschman, C, Jr., Oregon State, Pac-12 Conference

Mitchell Senger, LHP, Jr., Stetson, ASUN Conference

Noah Song, RHP, Sr., Navy, Patriot League

Graeme Stinson, LHP, Jr., Duke, Atlantic Coast Conference

Bryson Stott, IF, Jr., UNLV, Mountain West Conference

Kyle Stowers, OF, Jr., Stanford, Pac-12 Conference

Kevin Strohschein, OF, Sr., Tennessee Tech, Ohio Valley Conference

Chase Strumpf, IF, Jr., UCLA, Pac-12 Conference

Zack Thompson, LHP, Jr., Kentucky, Southeastern Conference

Michael Toglia, IF, Jr., UCLA, Pac-12 Conference

Spencer Torkelson, IF, So., Arizona State, Pac-12 Conference

Dan Valerio, UT, Sr., Southeastern, The Sun Conference

Andrew Vaughn, IF, Jr., California, Pac-12 Conference

Matt Wallner, OF, Jr., Southern Miss, Conference USA

Will Wilson, IF, Jr., NC State, Atlantic Coast Conference

Bobby Witt Jr., SS/RHP, Sr., Colleyville High School, District 8-5A

Logan Wyatt, IF, Jr., Louisville, Atlantic Coast Conference

Kenyon Yovan, RHP, Jr., Oregon, Pac-12 Conference

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