Clemson junior shortstop Logan Davidson was the first round pick of the Oakland A’s, the 29th overall pick, in the opening day of the MLB Draft. It’s the second straight year Clemson has had a first round pick, and Davidson becomes the Tigers’ 15th first round selection all-time.
The switch-hitting Charlotte native hit .291 this season with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs. He committed 9 errors and had a .969 fielding percentage. He leaves Clemson with a career batting average of .290 with 42 homers and 142 RBIs. Davidson started every game of this three year Clemson career.
This marks the second time Davidson was drafted. He was a 30th round pick by the Phillies coming out of high school. His father, Mark, also played at Clemson and spent six years in the majors winning a World Series ring with the Twins in 1987.
Also Monday, Clemson signee SS Nasim Nunez of Lawrenceville, GA was taken in the 2nd round with the 46th overall pick by the Marlins. No USC players or signees were drafted Monday.