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Jul 19, 2022

Gilbert Drafted in 13th Round

By: Brian Hennessy

CLEMSON, S.C. – Sophomore lefthander Geoffrey Gilbert (Charleston, S.C.) was selected in the 13th round (No. 400 overall) by the New York Yankees on the third and final day (rounds 11-20) of the MLB draft on Tuesday afternoon. He was the first Tiger drafted by the Yankees since 2015 (Brody Koerner).

Gilbert was one of three Tigers selected in the 2022 MLB draft. On Sunday, sophomore infielder Max Wagner was selected in the second round (No. 42 overall) by the Baltimore Orioles. Sophomore righthander Mack Anglin was chosen in the seventh round (No. 205 overall) by the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

One Clemson signee was selected in the MLB draft, as righthander Brock Porter was chosen in the fourth round (No. 109 overall) by the Texas Rangers on Monday afternoon.

Gilbert was an NSCA Strength & Conditioning All-American and had a 5-2 record, 5.20 ERA, .249 opponents’ batting average and 56 strikeouts against 17 walks in 45.0 innings pitched over 19 appearances (five starts) in 2022.

In his career, Gilbert is a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member and has a 9-8 record, three saves, a 3.35 ERA, .242 opponents’ batting average and 122 strikeouts against 39 walks in 102.0 innings pitched over 55 appearances (five starts). He is also fourth in Tiger history in strikeouts per nine innings pitched (10.76).