Ryan Hinson was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 10th round of the 2009 MLB Draft, 294th overall. MadFriars.com caught up with the left-hander to discuss his repertoire of pitches, his past experience in multiple roles and what joining professional baseball means.
had a 2-1 record and 3.76 ERA in 38.1 innings pitched over a team-high 28 appearances (two starts) in 2009. He yielded 33 hits (.228 opponents' batting average) and 18 walks with 47 strikeouts.
In his four-year career at Clemson, he had a 15-8 record, 3.69 ERA, and two saves in 219.1 innings pitched over 85 appearances (27 starts). The 85 appearances are fifth-most in Clemson history.
The Rock Hill, SC native, who was drafted in the 31st round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2008 and in the 28th round by the Boston Red Sox in 2005, also allowed 213 hits (.255 opponents' batting average) and 97 walks with 200 strikeouts in his career.