The 6-foot-5, 235-pound right-hander from Marietta, Ga., was the seventh-round selection of the Atlanta Braves in the 2002 draft, and he was rated No. 40 among 2003 college freshman prospects by Baseball America magazine.
Clayton made ten relief appearances for Clemson in 2003, posting a 1-0 mark and a 3.21 ERA in 14 innings with seven walks and 17 strikeouts. Opponents batted just .173 against him.
Clemson recorded a 39-22 mark (15-9 in the ACC) and participated in the NCAA Regional at Auburn, Ala.
Clayton was a product of Walton High School in Marietta, where he led his team to Class 6A state titles in his sophomore and senior seasons. As a junior, he recorded a school-record 0.13 ERA.
Clayton's older brother, Ken, is a pitcher at Auburn.
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