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BYU SS Jackson Cluff Selected In Sixth Round By Nationals

BYU's Jackson Cluff scores on a single by Keaton Kringlen during a game against UVU at Miller Park in Provo on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – BYU shortstop Jackson Cluff was selected in the sixth round, 183rd overall pick by the Washington Nationals in the 2019 MLB Draft.

Cluff is from Meridian, Idaho, who played two seasons in 2016 and 2019, while seriving an LDS mission in 2017 and 2018.

This past season, Cluff recorded 65 hits, 20 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs and 56 RBI’s, while posting a .327 batting average in 53 games played.

Cluff was named First Team All-West Coast Conference after a great season for the Cougars.

During his freshman campaign in 2016, he posted 19 hits, 5 doubles, 1 triple and 10 RBI’s with a .279 average.

BYU finished the season with a 36-17 overall record and 19-8 in conference play. They lost their first two conference tournament games and did not receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Cluff is the first BYU player and the first player from the state of Utah to be selected in the 2019 MLB Draft.

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