Clayton Andrews (minors02)

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Clayton Davis Andrews

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Biographical Information[edit]

Clayton Andrews was a 40th-Round Selection of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 Amateur Draft after electing to play JuCo ball for Cabrillo College that season. He did not sign and instead attended California State University the following year, where he attended their Long Beach campus and was a two-way player. Andrews was effective at both pitching and hitting that season, posting a 1.99 ERA in 15 starts while hitting .302. Clayton also displayed impressive speed that season, posting 5 triples and 13 stolen bases in just 57 games. That impressive performance earned him a 23-round jump in the draft, as he was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round of the 2018 Amateur Draft. This time he signed, receiving a $75,000 signing bonus in the process.

Andrews was not utilized at all beyond the mound in his first professional season, but it ultimately proved a boost to his progression through the Brewers system, as his 2.18 ERA and 14.7 K/9 marks carried him to an A+ assignment to start the 2019 season. Clayton was not, as it turned out, out of place at this level at this young stage of his pro career, as 3.86 ERA and 14.1 K/9 marks were strong. However, his bat also impressed, as he posted a .387/.424/.387 slash line - impressive marks for a player taking their first licks at the A-Advanced level. These strong numbers saw Andrews promoted to the AA Biloxi Shuckers, with whom his numbers would even out. He hit a solid but unimpressive .281/.361/.375 in 17 contests while improving his ERA to 2.59 and maintaining a rate of over a strikeout per inning. In total on the season Clayton finished with the impressive distinction of carrying a batting average of .333 along with a 3.19 ERA and a rate of 11.7 K/9. These impressive numbers exemplified Andrews's impressive skill set - and caught the eye of the builders of the USA's 2019 Premier 12 roster, which they would select him to.