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#4 Grayson Byrd

Position:
INF
Height:
6-2
Weight:
195
Class:
*Jr.
Hometown:
Milton, Ga.
High School:
King’s Ridge Christian School
BIO

Transfer from Louisiana State who sat out the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules and was the starter at third base for most of 2017 … a career .261 hitter with a .324 on-base percentage in 129 games (98 starts) over three seasons, including one at Louisiana State and two at Clemson … has nine doubles, a triple, 10 homers, 55 RBIs, 54 runs, 30 walks, six hit-by-pitches and six steals … a career .266 hitter with a .329 on-base percentage in 105 games (93 starts) in his two seasons at Clemson … has eight doubles, a triple, 10 homers, 46 RBIs, 45 runs, 28 walks, five hit-by-pitches and six steals as a Tiger.

2018: Third-Team All-ACC selection … hit .243 with 23 runs, two doubles, nine homers, 26 RBIs, a .439 slugging percentage, .309 on-base percentage, 12 walks, three hit-by-pitches, five sacrifice bunts and three steals in 48 games (39 starts, including 15 at second base, 13 as the DH and 11 at third base) … tied for the team lead in sacrifice bunts (5) … committed only three errors (.967 fielding percentage) … had 10 multiple-hit games … hit .288 in 19 ACC regular-season games … went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, two runs and a steal in the second game of a doubleheader against Georgia Tech on March 10 … went 3-for-4 with a school-record-tying three homers and five RBIs against Charleston Southern on March 13; became the 14th Tiger and first since 2010 to hit three homers in a game … hit a homer against No. 18 Coastal Carolina on April 3 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs and a walk at Notre Dame on April 7 … went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs and a walk at Wake Forest on April 22 … went 1-for-3 with a homer, four RBIs and two walks against Presbyterian College on April 25 … hit a three-run homer against No. 15 Florida State on May 6 … went 2-for-4 with a walkoff homer in the 11th inning and two RBIs against Austin Peay on May 13.

2017: Hit .284 with 22 runs, six doubles, a triple, homer, 20 RBIs, a .345 on-base percentage, 16 walks, two hit-by-pitches and three steals in 57 games (54 starts, including 42 at third base and 12 at second base) … had 13 multiple-hit games … hit .329 with runners on base … went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Wright State on Feb. 17; was his first game as a Tiger … went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and a steal against Western Carolina on Feb. 22 … went 3-for-5 with an RBI against Winthrop on March 29 … went 3-for-4 with his first career homer, three runs and a walk at Georgia Tech on March 31 … went 3-for-3 with two runs and a walk at Georgia Tech on April 2 … went 2-for-4 with three runs and a walk at No. 25 Florida State on April 15 … went 2-for-3 with an RBI, three runs and a walk in the first game of a doubleheader against No. 17 Wake Forest on April 22 … went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, a run and walk against Nevada on May 8 … went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a walk at NC State on May 20.

2016: Redshirted … enrolled in January … played for Upper Valley in the New England Collegiate Baseball League in the summer, where he hit .158 with two runs in seven games.

Before Clemson: Was 7-for-33 (.212) with one double and nine RBIs in 24 games (five starts, two at second base, two at third base and one as the DH) at Louisiana State in 2015 … coached by Paul Mainieri at Louisiana State … drafted in the 39th round (No. 1183 overall pick) by the Atlanta Braves … No. 178 player in the nation by Perfect Game … four-time all-region selection at King’s Ridge Christian School … region player-of-the-year as a senior … hit .480 as a senior … led his team to a 26-4 record and the state title as a senior … first-team all-southeast region by Perfect Game as a senior … hit .570 and was the team MVP as a junior … invited to the Perfect Game National Showcase and Perfect Game East Coast Professional Showcase in 2013 … member of the USA Baseball 17U Developmental team … USA Baseball team selection in 2012 … lettered four times at King’s Ridge Christian School, where he was coached by Jason Couch.

Personal: Recognized for his mission trips and charity work … his father, Paul, was a righthander at Louisiana State and played 14 seasons in the major leagues with the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox; has been an announcer on MLB telecasts … majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management … born Grayson Elijah Byrd on June 16, 1996 in Queens, N.Y.