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#9 Jonathan French

Jonathan French - Baseball - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
C
Height:
5-10
Weight:
225
Class:
*Fr.
Hometown:
Lilburn, Ga.
High School:
Parkview HS
B/T:
R-R
* - Redshirt
BIO

Career Stats

Talented catcher who was expected to play a prominent role on the 2020 team, but was injured … split time at catcher with Adam Hackenberg in 2021.

2021: Hit .248 with 13 runs, two doubles, five homers, 21 RBIs, a .416 slugging percentage, .347 on-base percentage, 14 walks and two hit-by-pitches in 31 games (27 starts, including 25 at catcher and two as the DH) … hit .321 with runners on base … hit .306 with two outs … was 13-for-34 (.382) with three homers and 13 RBIs after the sixth inning … hit a three-run homer against Cincinnati on Feb. 19; was his first career game and hit … went 2-for-4 with a homer against Cincinnati on Feb. 21 … went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, two runs and a walk against Notre Dame on March 5 … went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs against Georgia State on March 16 … hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer against College of Charleston on April 13 … No. 19 college prospect for the 2022 draft in the preseason by Baseball America … No. 5 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft in the preseason by Baseball America … No. 44 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.

2020: Redshirted … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … suffered a broken leg in a Feb. 7 scrimmage and missed the season … No. 26 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 4 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 3 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft in the preseason by Baseball America … No. 25 ACC prospect for the 2022 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.

Before Clemson: Drafted in the 30th round (No. 910 overall pick) by the Cleveland Indians … Under Armour All-American … second-team All-American by Baseball America … first-team all-state selection … set the school record for RBIs in a season … led his team to state titles as a junior (34-6) and senior (36-4) … lettered four times in baseball and one time in football at Parkview High School, where he was coached by Chan Brown.

Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management … born Jonathan Edward French on Oct. 16, 2000 in Atlanta, Ga.

One fact that most people don’t know – Played the trumpet in middle school
Proudest childhood accomplishment – Winning back-to-back state titles in high school
Ideal vacation spot – Venice, Italy
Childhood heroes – His parents
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Guy Fieri