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Moneyball

Clifton enters tonight’s MLB Draft with refreshing perspective

Trevor Clifton considers his pitch during a Heritage Mountaineer game. Photos by Brandon Shinn

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
Blount Press Row

This is way different from signing with Kentucky.

A mid 90s fastball has Clifton a likely early selection in tonight's draft.

“When you start talking to the pro scouts, they go straight to the money,” Dennis Clifton said.

Baseball America has the Oakland Athletics selecting Clifton’s son, Trevor, with the No. 71 pick in tonight’s Major League Baseball Draft.

Mandatory signing bonus under baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement: $782,900.

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