The Atlanta Braves continued their history of staying close to home in the baseball draft on Tuesday. This year, the Braves drafted Parkview High School product, and Clemson football signee Jeff Francoeur with the 23rd overall pick in the 2002 MLB Draft.
Since Francouer was drafted in the first round, it seems extremely likely that he will focus his athletic career on professional baseball, and not college football.
Jeff closed out his high school career this past weekend with an incredible performance. Jeff went 6-for-7 at the plate with 4 home runs, 2 doubles, 1 Walk, 7 RBI, and 5 runs scored during Saturday's doubleheader against Lassiter. He also picked up the win in both games, as he came on to pitch relief in the 6th and 7th innings.
The Tigers' Khalil Greene was also drafted Tuesday. Greene was the 13th overall selection by the San Diego Padres.
Jeremy Hermida, a Clemson baseball signee, was also picked up in the first round by the Florida Marlins at #11.
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