Logan Davidson head shot


Clemson junior shortstop Logan Davidson was selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft Monday night by the Oakland Athletics.

The A’s took Davidson with the No. 29 overall pick, making him the 15th first-round draft pick in Clemson history.

A native of Statesville, Davidson finished his high school career at Charlotte Providence before joining the Tigers. This season, he batted .291 with 15 homers and 55 RBIs and had a .969 fielding percentage. He was named Clemson’s top male ACC Scholar-Athlete (for all sports).

The two-time All-ACC selection is the son of former Major League Baseball outfielder Mark Davidson, who played one season (1982) at Clemson and was drafted in the 11th round of the 1982 draft by the Minnesota Twins. Mark played six years in the major leagues with the Twins and Astros from 1986-91.

Logan started all 187 games of his Clemson career at shortstop, batting .290 with 42 homers and 142 RBIs.

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