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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Woodford County pitcher Clinton Hollon drafted in second round by Toronto Blue Jays

Staff report


Woodford County High School right-handed pitcher Clinton Hollon became the earliest Kentucky high school MLB draft selection since 2007 when the Toronto Blue Jays selected him with the No. 47 pick in the second round Thursday.


Hollon was 9-1 with a 0.61 ERA in 10 starts as a senior according to Woodford County’s Max Preps website. He struck out 87 batters in 57 innings. Hollon was a 2013 Rawlings First Team All-American. As a junior he was 7-1 with a 0.50 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 57 innings pitched.


Hollon holds the distinction as the earliest selection of a Kentucky high schooler since the Minnesota Twins selected Lexington Catholic High School outfielder Ben Revere with the No. 28 pick in the first round in 2008. Revere is currently playing for the Philadelphia Phillies.


Hollon is the first player drafted out of Woodford County High School in MLB draft history. According to Baseball America, the MLB assigned value for the No. 47 pick is $1,168,200


Hollon committed to play collegiately at UK, though he is expected to sign a professional contract.


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