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Pat Krall

School

Clemson

Position
Pitcher
Major
Management

Classroom

Pat Krall has been at Clemson for two full years and has a 3.6 career GPA. In 2016, he was the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the first Tiger to win the award. He is a two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member and an Academic All-ACC selection in 2016. Krall also holds membership in the Sigma Alpha Lambda honors society.

Character

Krall is a team leader by example and has been a model citizen and a teammate whom players respect. He also takes initiative on the field and off the field in many community service areas.

Community

Krall is involved in all the team community service projects, including buying and wrapping Christmas presents for underprivileged children. On Christmas Eve, he volunteered at a soup kitchen in Atlanta.

Competition

In 118.2 innings pitched over 56 appearances (three starts) and two seasons at Clemson (as of nomination time), he has a 12-6 record, eight saves and a 2.43 ERA while allowing 90 hits (.211 opponents’ batting average) and 28 walks with 103 strikeouts.

Krall is fourth in Tiger history in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.68), fifth in walks per nine innings pitched (2.12), eighth in ERA and ninth in hits per nine innings pitched (6.83). He was drafted in the 28th round (No. 856 overall pick) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016. Krall was a Gregg Olson Award semifinalist in 2016 and a National Pitcher of the Year Watch List member in 2016. He was named a first-team All-American by Perfect Game in 2016 and became the first Tiger reliever to earn first-team All-America honors since 1995. Krall was also named to the second-team All-American by NCBWA in 2016, third-team All-American by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball in 2016, and second-team All-ACC selection in 2016.

He had a 10-2 record, one complete game, five saves and a 1.67 ERA in 29 appearances (three starts) in 2016. In 80.2 innings pitched, he allowed 58 hits (.203 opponents’ batting average) and 17 walks with 65 strikeouts in 2016. As of nomination time, Krall is ranked seventh in the nation in ERA, 10th in WHIP (0.93) and tied for 18th in wins in 2016 and first in the ACC in ERA, third in opponents’ batting average, tied for fourth in complete games, tied for sixth in wins and seventh in appearances in 2016. He was the only predominant relief pitcher to total 10 wins.