Wednesday, June 6, 2012

20-609: LHP Michael Clark

With the 1st pick in the 20th Round (609th overall), the Astros select 6'3" 175lb LHP reliever Michael Clark, a Junior out of Kent State University. He was the Red Sox' 32nd Round pick in 2009.

Clark transferred to Kent State from NC State, and he puts a dime in his back pocket before every game.

In 15 appearances for Kent State in 2012, Clark threw 32.1IP, allowing 32H/20ER, with 48K:25BB, and a .260 BAA, and didn't allow a homer all year.

A few days ago, Kent State and Kentucky played a 21-inning marathon to win the Regional Title that saw Clark get a 1-2-3 double play to get out of the 20th inning, and then got a strikeout with two outs and two on in the 21st inning to preserve the win. Of the three innings he threw in that game, Clark said:
"I only remember the last hitter."

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