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#29 Max Wagner

Max Wagner - Baseball - Clemson University Athletics
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Two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member … has good power … was used as a late-inning defensive replacement at third base in 2021 and the same in the first five games of 2022, but emerged as one of the nation’s best hitters in 2022 … a career .324 hitter with a .704 slugging percentage and .445 on-base percentage in 93 games (76 starts) over two seasons … had 20 doubles, a triple, 29 homers, 85 RBIs, 82 runs, 56 walks, eight hit-by-pitches and four steals … second in Tiger history in slugging percentage.

2022: Drafted in the second round (No. 42 overall pick) by the Baltimore Orioles and signed in July … Dick Howser Trophy finalist … Golden Spikes Award semifinalist … first-team All-American by ABCA, Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, D1Baseball, NCBWA and Perfect Game … District IV co-player-of-the-year by NCBWA … first-team All-Atlantic Region by ABCA … ACC Player-of-the-Year … First-Team All-ACC selection … won the Frank Howard Award, given to a Clemson student-athlete for brining honor to the university … won the Mitchell Award, given to the team’s most valuable player … All-ACC Academic selection … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .369 with 66 runs, 15 doubles, a triple, 27 homers, 76 RBIs, an .852 slugging percentage, a .496 on-base percentage, 45 walks, eight hit-by-pitches and two steals in 58 games (54 starts at third base) … tied for third in ACC history in homers … first in Tiger history in at-bats per homer (7.5), tied for first in homers, second in slugging percentage and tied for fifth in extra-base hits (43) … second in the nation in slugging percentage, tied for third in homers, tied for fourth in homers per game (0.47), 13th in RBIs per game (1.31), tied for 13th in RBIs, tied for 17th in total bases (173) and 18th in on-base percentage … first in the ACC in homers, first in slugging percentage, first in OPS (1.348), third in on-base percentage, fourth in RBIs, fourth in total bases, sixth in batting average, tied for seventh in walks and tied for ninth in runs … led the team in batting average, runs, hits (75), doubles, homers, extra-base hits, RBIs, total bases (173), slugging percentage, walks, on-base percentage, OPS, two-out RBIs (20), multiple-RBI games (20) and multiple-homer games (5) … tied for the team lead in games and triples … had five two-homer games … had 21 multiple-hit games … reached base in all 29 ACC regular-season games … hit .427 with 23 homers and 60 RBIs after the third inning … in the last 24 games, he was 36-for-92 (.391) with 17 homers, five doubles, 43 RBIs, 34 runs and a 1.000 slugging percentage … had a 12-game hitting streak from April to May … had an 18-game run streak from April to May … hit a homer in five consecutive games in April to tie a school record, as he hit seven homers during that stretch … ended the season on a 42-game on-base streak … named one of 15 national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball, national co-hitter-of-the-week by NCBWA and ACC Player-of-the-Week on April 25 for his five games from April 19-24; was 8-for-19 (.421) with six homers, a double, 10 RBIs, eight runs and three walks in five games … named one of 13 national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball and ACC Player-of-the-Week on May 2 for his five games from April 26 to May 1; was 13-for-20 (.650) with four homers, two doubles, 14 RBIs, 11 runs and four walks in five games; became the first Tiger since 2012 (Richie Shaffer) to win ACC weekly honors in back-to-back weeks … went 1-for-2 with a homer, two RBIs, two runs and two walks off the bench against Indiana on Feb. 19 … went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI, run and hit-by-pitch in the first game of a doubleheader against Hartford on Feb. 26 … went 4-for-6 with a homer, double, five RBIs, four runs and a walk in the second game of a doubleheader against Hartford on Feb. 26; was 7-for-11 (.636) with a homer, two doubles, six RBIs, five runs and a .643 on-base percentage in the series … went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, two runs and a walk against South Carolina at Columbia, S.C. (Segra Park) on March 5 … went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against Northeastern on March 11 … went 1-for-2 with a double, two runs and three walks against Northeastern on March 12 … went 2-for-4 with a homer against Northeastern on March 13; was 5-for-10 with two homers, a double, three RBIs, four runs and a .615 on-base percentage in the series … went 3-for-5 with a homer, four RBIs, three runs and a walk against No. 23 Miami (Fla.) on March 20 … went 3-for-4 with a homer, double, two runs and a walk against Coastal Carolina on March 22 … went 1-for-3 with a homer and walk in the second game of a doubleheader at Pittsburgh on March 25 … hit a homer and sacrifice fly against No. 10 Georgia on April 5 … went 2-for-3 with two homers and a walk at No. 6 Notre Dame on April 10 … went 4-for-5 with a double, triple, two RBIs and two runs against USC Upstate at Greenville, S.C. on April 12 …went 2-for-4 with a homer, double, four RBIs and two runs at No. 23 Wake Forest on April 17 … went 1-for-3 with a homer, two runs and two walks at No. 10 Georgia on April 19 … went 2-for-5 with a homer against East Tennessee State on April 20 … hit two homers, including the go-ahead grand slam on an 0-2 pitch in the eighth inning, against No. 9 Florida State on April 22 … hit two homers against No. 9 Florida State on April 23; hit four home runs and a double in the series … went 3-for-5 with two homers, six RBIs and three runs against No. 22 Wofford on April 27 … went 3-for-4 with a double and run at No. 10 Louisville on April 29 … went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs, two runs and two walks at No. 10 Louisville on April 30 … went 4-for-5 with two homers, five RBIs and three runs at No. 10 Louisville on May 1; was 9-for-12 with two homers, two doubles, seven RBIs and six runs in the series … went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs, three runs and two walks against No. 21 Georgia Tech on May 8 … went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and two walks against College of Charleston at Columbia, S.C. on May 10 … hit a two-run homer at No. 9 Virginia on May 13 … went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs, three runs, a walk and steal against Boston College on May 19 … went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer against Boston College on May 20 … hit a two-run homer against No. 2 Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 26 … No. 22 ACC prospect for the 2023 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.

2021: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .214 with 16 runs, five doubles, two homers, nine RBIs, a .345 slugging percentage, .305 on-base percentage, 11 walks and two steals in 35 games (22 starts at third base) … led the team in games off the bench (13) … had a .939 fielding percentage (four errors) … went 1-for-2 with a homer, two runs and two walks against East Tennessee State on March 2 … went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer, two runs and a walk against Notre Dame on March 5 … went 2-for-3 with two runs and a walk at NC State on April 4; was 5-for-10 with two doubles, five runs and two walks in the series … hit a two-run double off the bench against USC Upstate on May 5 … went 1-for-2 with a double, two runs, two walks and a steal against No. 16 South Carolina on May 11 … No. 34 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 36 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … played for Green Bay in the Northwoods League, where he hit .313 with five doubles, a triple, six homers, 19 RBIs and 28 runs in 31 games; Northwoods League All-Star Game selection.

Before Clemson: No. 213 overall player in the nation by Perfect Game … No. 14 third baseman in the nation by Perfect Game … No. 5 overall player in Wisconsin by Perfect Game … No. 2 third baseman in Wisconsin by Perfect Game … Wisconsin Gatorade Player-of-the-Year … three-time conference player-of-the-year … lettered multiple times in baseball and basketball at Preble High School, where he was coached by Andy Conard.

Personal: Majoring in sports communication … born Maxwell Marvin David Wagner on Aug. 19, 2001 in Green Bay, Wis.