CLEMSON PITCHERS SAM WEATHERLY & SPENCER STRIDER GO IN ROUNDS 3 & 4 OF MLB DRAFT
- 2020-06-15 19:58:35
CLEMSON, SC - We just had a Zoom interview with Sam Weatherly and Spencer Strider, who were drafted in the 3rd and 4th rounds of the MLB Draft on Thursday night, and it sounds like they are both going to go pro and forego their remaining eligibility at Clemson. Weatherly had 2 years of eligibility left and will sign with the Rockies. Strider had 3 years of eligibility left and will sign with the Braves. That one really hurts!
It's a shame that we didn't get to see these guys pitch for an entire season. They were both looking good in 2020, and the team was on a roll, headed for a great season. After a bumpy freshman season and an inconsistent sophomore season in which he led the team in both K's and walks per 9 innings, Weatherly was finally coming into his own in his junior campaign. He was tied for 4th in the Power Five in strike outs when the season was cut short due to the pandemic. As a Clemson fan, you'd at least have liked to get Strider back with all the eligibility he has and the fact that he went in the 4th round, but he seems to be itching to go pro and start working towards his goal of making it to the majors. Remember, Strider missed the entire 2019 season after having shoulder surgery shortly before the season started.
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