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#13 Drew Wharton

Position:
OF
Height:
6-3
Weight:
190
Class:
Senior
Hometown:
Suwanee, Ga.
High School:
Peachtree Ridge HS
BIO

Outfielder who was one of Clemson’s top contributors off the bench from 2015-17, then became an everyday starter in the outfield in 2018 … a career .245 hitter with a .325 on-base percentage in 137 games (84 starts) over four seasons … had 15 doubles, a triple, seven homers, 61 RBIs, 38 runs, 42 walks, two hit-by-pitches and nine steals … two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member.

2018: Drafted in the 30th round (No. 908 overall pick) by the Chicago Cubs and signed in June … hit .255 with 31 runs, 12 doubles, a triple, seven homers, 41 RBIs, a .407 slugging percentage, .337 on-base percentage, 30 walks, a hit-by-pitch and seven steals in 63 games (62 starts, including 31 in left field and 31 in center field) … led the team in sacrfice flies (5), starts in left field and starts in center field … tied for the team lead in games and triples … had three outfield assists … hit .330 against lefthanders … hit a team-high .340 with a .436 on-base percentage as the leadoff batter of an inning … hit a team-high .300 in 24 games against NCAA Tournament teams and team-high .293 in 20 games against top-25 teams … had 16 multiple-hit games and 13 multiple-RBI games … hit .346 with nine runs and a .452 on-base percentage in seven postseason games … Clemson Regional All-Tournament selection after going 6-for-15 with three RBIs, five runs, a .500 on-base percentage and a steal in four games … went 3-for-4 with his first career homer and two RBIs against No. 10 Dallas Baptist on Feb. 23 … hit two three-run homers in the first game of a doubleheader against No. 10 Dallas Baptist on Feb. 24; was 6-for-11 (.545) with three homers and eight RBIs in the series … went 2-for-4 with a homer, double, two RBIs, three runs and a walk against Winthrop on Feb. 27 … hit a walkoff triple against No. 23 South Carolina on March 4 … went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run in the first game of a doubleheader against Georgia Tech on March 10 … went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run at No. 11 Louisville on March 23 … went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against No. 10 Georgia at North Augusta, S.C., on April 10 … went 3-for-4 with a homer and double at Wake Forest on April 22 … went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run against Kennesaw State on April 24 … went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a steal at Kennesaw State on May 15 … went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs against Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Tournament on May 24 … went 2-for-4 with two runs, including the walkoff run in the 10th inning, and a walk against Morehead State in the Clemson Regional on June 1 … went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, two runs and a walk against No. 20 St. John’s in the Clemson Regional on June 3.

2017: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .214 with three runs, a double, six RBIs, a .277 on-base percentage, three walks, a hit-by-pitch and steal in 25 games (11 starts, including nine in right field and two as the DH) … hit .292 in ACC regular-season games … was 5-for-14 (.357) after the sixth inning … went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, two runs and a walk against No. 11 Virginia on March 19 … went 2-for-3 with the go-ahead, run-scoring single in the sixth inning, a walk and steal against Virginia Tech on April 8.

2016: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .154 with six RBIs, a .324 on-base percentage and seven walks in 26 games (six starts, including four as the DH, one in left field and one in right field) … was 4-for-9 (.444) with runners in scoring position … hit a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning to give Clemson an 8-7 lead at No. 4 Miami (Fla.) on March 25 … went 1-for-1 with an RBI and two walks at Furman on March 29 … hit a run-scoring single off the bench against No. 9 NC State on May 7 … played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .077 with one run and one steal in five games … played for Martinsville in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .188 with four runs, three doubles and four RBIs in 24 games.

2015: Hit .281 with four runs, two doubles, eight RBIs, a .297 on-base percentage, two walks and one steal in 23 games (five starts, including three at first base and two in left field) … was 6-for-12 (.500) with one double, four RBIs and two runs in 10 games (one start) in ACC regular-season games … was 6-for-16 (.375) in 18 games off the bench … was 7-for-15 (.467) with two doubles and seven RBIs in 11 games (one start) in games on opponents’ home fields … came off the bench, hit a single and scored a run at NC State on March 8; was his first career hit … hit a single off the bench at Virginia Tech on March 21 … went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs at Western Carolina on March 24 … came off the bench and went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and a run at Boston College on April 10 … went 1-for-2 with a steal off the bench at No. 8 Florida State on May 15 … played for Florence in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .227 with 14 runs, five doubles, one triple, one homer and 14 RBIs in 39 games.

Before Clemson: Played in the East Coast Pro Showcase … Team Elite Prime member … played in the Perfect Game National Showcase … first-team All-Southeast by Perfect Game … first-team all-county as a senior … all-state at the AAAAAA level … No. 343 player in the nation by Perfect Game … No. 73 outfielder in the nation by Perfect Game … No. 28 player in Georgia by Perfect Game … No. 10 outfielder in Georgia by Perfect Game … lettered three times in baseball at Peachtree Ridge High School, where he was coached by Ryan Hanik.

Personal: Graduated May 11, 2018 with a degree in parks, recreation & tourism management … born Andrew Russell Wharton on Nov. 28, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga.