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#19 Keyshawn Askew

Keyshawn Askew - Baseball - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
LHP
Height:
6-4
Weight:
190
Class:
*So.
Hometown:
Powder Springs, Ga.
High School:
McEachern HS
B/T:
L-L
* - Redshirt
BIO

Career Stats

Lefthander who saw action as both a starter and reliever … became a weekend starter in 2021 … had an unorthodox throwing motion … in 114.2 innings pitched over 33 appearances (21 starts) and three seasons, he had a 3-3 record and 5.02 ERA while allowing 126 hits (.283 opponents’ batting average) and 37 walks with 117 strikeouts … only had two wild pitches in his career.

2021: Drafted in the 10th round (No. 292 overall pick) by the New York Mets and signed in July … had a 1-2 record and 5.84 ERA in 12 appearances (11 starts) … in 57.0 innings pitched, he allowed 68 hits (.289 opponents’ batting average) and 11 walks with 69 strikeouts … sixth in Tiger history in strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.27) … led the team in starts on the mound and innings pitched … had no wild pitches … suffered a leg injury on Feb. 14 and missed the first 12 games of the season … pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts at No. 18 North Carolina on March 14 … pitched 4.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no earned runs and one walk with seven strikeouts against No. 13 Virginia Tech on March 21 … pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing two runs and no walks with eight strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader against Boston College on March 27 … pitched 6.1 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits, two earned runs and one walk with seven strikeouts to earn the win at NC State on April 3 … pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits and one walk with six strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader against Wake Forest on April 25 … pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing two earned runs and no walks with 10 strikeouts against No. 4 Louisville on May 1.

2020: Received a redshirt from the NCAA with the season’s suspension on March 12 and cancellation due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … had an 0-0 record and a 3.55 ERA in five appearances (one start) … in 12.2 innings pitched, he allowed 12 hits (.279 opponents’ batting average) and 11 walks with 12 strikeouts … did not allow a steal in one attempt … held righthanded batters to a .185 batting average … pitched 2.0 scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts against Liberty on Feb. 15 … pitched 4.2 innings in a starting role, allowing one run with three strikeouts against Winthrop on March 11 … No. 34 ACC prospect for the 2021 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.

2019: Had a 2-1 record and 4.40 ERA in 16 appearances (nine starts) … in 45.0 innings pitched, he allowed 46 hits (.275 opponents’ batting average) and 15 walks with 36 strikeouts … tied for fifth in the ACC in pickoffs (3) … led the team in pickoffs … had 54 groundball outs and 30 flyball outs … did not allow any of his six inherited baserunners to score … pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and one walk with six strikeouts to earn the win against Charlotte on Feb. 18; did not allow a hit in the first five innings; was his first career appearance … pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts to earn the win against East Tennessee State on Feb. 26; faced the minimum … pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits and one earned run with three strikeouts against No. 3 North Carolina on March 10 … pitched 5.2 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits, one earned run and one walk with four strikeouts against Notre Dame on March 17 … pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one earned run and one walk with three pickoffs at Boston College on March 24 … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and no walks at Coastal Carolina on May 14 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with one strikeout at No. 12 Ole Miss in the Oxford Regional on June 1 … No. 140 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 35 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game.

Before Clemson: Second-team All-American by Perfect Game … all-state and all-region selection … lettered three times in baseball at McEachern High School, where he was coached by Karlton Schilling.

Personal: Majoring in sports communication … born Keyshawn Gerrod Askew on Jan. 5, 2000 in Powder Springs, Ga.

Favorite hobby – Listening to music
One fact that most people don’t know – Has watched every episode of The Office at least four times
Favorite food or candy – Pizza
Ideal vacation spot – Italy
Childhood hero – David Price
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Playboi Carti