One of the most frustrating parts of the Covid shortened 2020 season was the season ending right as Tiger outfielder Kier Meredith was starting to get hot. Meredith was a much lauded over recruit from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, but dealt with injuries in 2018 and 2019. Things were starting to come together for the speedster in 2020 before the abrupt end of the season. Fortunately, due to Covid rules and a medical redshirt in 2018, Meredith comes into this season as a sophomore with experience in three seasons. Meredith will be one to watch as the leadoff man, and could really use this season as a chance to grab the attention of the pro scouts.
Bryce Teodosio will also be back in Tigertown for his junior year. Teo has been an outstanding centerfield who had dazzled Clemson fans with multiple highlight reel catches. Teodosio’s season ended a bit earlier than the rest of the team’s as Teodosio fractured his wrist in making a diving catch during Clemson’s February 28th win at South Carolina. As with Meredith, Teo is another speedy guy who could get some work at the top of the order.
Junior Bo Majkowski is another Tiger who will bring some experience to the outfield. As a sophomore in 2019 Bo batted .248 with 17 runs. In the pandemic shortened 2020 season Bo was only hitting a .152 with a .222 on base percentage. Bo’s father Don was an NFL quarterback with stints for the Indianapolis Colts, the Detroit Lions, and the Green Bay Packers. Bo got his chance over the Summer to play in Green Bay, as a member of the Green Bay Booyah, a Summer collegiate wood bat team in the Northwoods League.
Chad Fairey looks to also be a guy who will find his way into the lineup often. Fairey hit a walkoff eleventh inning single in Clemson’s 3-2 win over Winthrop, which ended up being the final game for the season.
RS Freshman Dylan Latta and Junior Matt Cooper are a pair of guys who may find themselves playing all around the diamond. Brewer got some work at both right field and first base, and finished the shortened year eight in walks in the ACC. Cooper can play first and catcher, but has primarily seen work as an outfielder and DH.
RS freshmen Reagan Reid and JD Brock, along with true freshmen Alex Urban and Noah Stout should round out the outfield platoon. Urban comes out of River Bluff HS in Lexington, SC, where he was the 207th ranked player in the nation for 2020. Stout comes all the way from Rochester, Michigan where he was Michigan’s #2 outfielder in 2020.
Regan Reid is a scrappy local boy who was a five time baseball letter winner at Anderson’s T.L. Hannah High School. He saw limited appearances in 2020 but can play catcher, outfield, and infield.
J.D. Brock missed the 2020 season after suffering an injury in the fall. Brock comes from up the road in Davidson, North Carolina.