Clemson baseball signs 15 players


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Clemson baseball signs 15 players

CLEMSON, S.C. - Head coach Monte Lee announced the signing of 15 players to the program Friday. Assistant coaches Bradley LeCroy and Andrew See along with Lee all contributed to the signing class. All but two of the sigees are slated to wear a Tiger uniform starting in the 2017 season.

Seth Beer, an outfielder and first-baseman from Suwanee, Ga., who is a top-20 national prospect by D1Baseball and Perfect Game, will join the team in January and is eligible to compete in the 2016 season. Grayson Byrd, and infielder from Milton, Ga., who played 24 games with Louisiana State in 2015 and is the son of former major leaguer Paul Byrd, will also join the team in January, but is not eligible in 2016 due to NCAA transfer rules.

The Tigers signed eight pitchers, righties Andrew Coker, Owen Griffith, Blake Holliday, Travis Marr and Ryan Miller along with lefties Mathew Clark, Jacob Hennessy and Ryne Huggins. Clemson also signed infielders Logan Davidson, Justin Hawkins, Brock Howard and Carter Kieboom along with catcher Kyle Wilkie, who are slated to join the Tigers for the 2017 season.

Seth Beer, OF/1B
• No. 17 high school player in the nation by Perfect Game
• No. 20 high school player in the nation by D1Baseball
• Two-time Under Armour All-America Game participant
• Two-time East Coast Professional Showcase participant

Grayson Byrd, INF
• Was 7-for-33 (.212) in 24 games (five starts) with Louisiana State in 2015
• Drafted in the 39th round by the Atlanta Braves in 2014
• No. 178 player in the nation by Perfect Game
• Son of former major leaguer Paul Byrd

Mathew Clark, LHP
• Top-500 player in the nation by Perfect Game

Andrew Coker, RHP
• Top-20 player in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects

Logan Davidson, INF
• Top-500 player in the nation by Perfect Game
• Son of former Tiger (1982) and major leaguer Mark Davidson

Owen Griffith, RHP
• No. 138 player in the nation by Perfect Game
• No. 2 player and No. 1 righthander in South Carolina by Perfect Game
• East Coast Professional Showcase participant

Justin Hawkins, INF
• American Legion National Player-of-the-Year in 2015
• Preseason junior college All-American in 2015 and 2016
• No. 16 junior college prospect in the nation by Perfect Game

Jacob Hennessy, LHP
• Top-500 player in the nation by Perfect Game
• No. 3 lefthander in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects

Blake Holliday, RHP
• Top-500 player in the nation by Perfect Game
• No. 2 righthander in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects

Brock Howard, INF/OF
• Top-500 player in the nation by Perfect Game
• No. 3 middle infielder in Florida by Perfect Game

Ryne Huggins, LHP
• Top-500 player in the nation by Perfect Game
• No. 1 lefthander in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects

Carter Kieboom, INF
• Under Armour All-America Game participant
• East Coast Professional Showcase participant
• No. 26 high school prospect in the nation by D1Baseball
• No. 31 prospect in the nation by Perfect Game
• No. 1 infielder in Georgia by Perfect Game

Travis Marr, RHP
• No. 384 prospect in the nation by Perfect Game

Ryan Miller, RHP
• No. 17 junior college prospect in the nation by Perfect Game

Kyle Wilkie, C
• Top-500 player in the nation by Perfect Game

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