Tanner English Drafted in 11th Round by Minnesota Twins

Junior outfielder led the team with 21 stolen bases

COLUMBIA, SC June 7, 2014 – South Carolina junior outfielder Tanner English was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 2014 MLB Draft.  English was the No. 320 overall selection.

Tanner English - South Carolina Gamecocks baseball

Tanner English
South Carolina Gamecocks baseball

English manned the center field position the entire year starting all 62 games.  English hit .284 (61-for-215) with 30 runs scored, nine doubles, a triple, a homer and 25 RBI.  He owned a .349 on-base percentage and led the team with 21 stolen bases. He was named to the SEC All-Defensive team.

TANNER ENGLISH BIO
2014 – Named to SEC All-Defensive Team … Started all 62 games, hit .284 (61-for-215) with 30 runs scored, nine doubles, a triple, a homer and 25 RBI as well as team-high 21 stolen bases … Named to NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team … 2-for-4 in 10-1 loss vs. Maryland in NCAA Regional (6/1) … 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI in 9-0 win over Campbell (6/1) …  2-for-4 with a RBI double in 7-2 loss vs. Florida at SEC Tournament (5/22) … 1-for-3 with a RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases in 10-1 win over The Citadel (5/13) … 2-for-5 with career-high three runs scored in 15-1 win over Wofford … 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in 9-3 win over Alabama (4/25) … 1-for-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases in 8-0 win vs. Davidson (4/22) … 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in 4-2 loss at Auburn (4/19) … 3-for-5 with a RBI and a double in 4-3 loss to Florida (4/12) … 2-for-3 with a RBI double and a run scored in 2-1 win at Arkansas (4/4) …  2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI in 8-0 win over Tennessee (3/30) … 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in 4-2 win over College of Charleston (3/25) … RBI base hit in 3-1 win over Ole Miss (3/15) … 2-for-4 with a run scored in 5-4 win over Ole Miss (3/15) … 1-for-2 with a run scored and a RBI in 5-0 win over Furman (3/11) … 1-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI in 8-0 win over Brown (3/8) … 2-for-4 with a run scored in 4-2 win over Stetson (3/5) … Game-winning two-run double in ninth inning of 5-3 win at Clemson, went 2-for-3 with three RBI … Solo home run in 9-6 win vs. Clemson (2/28) … Hit .455 (5-for-11) in the Bucknell series … 2-for-4 with a run scored in 12-0 win over Bucknell (2/16) … 3-for-4 with a triple and a career-high five RBI in 12-2 win over Bucknell (2/15).

2013 – Played in 54 games with 50 starts, hit .283 (47-for-166) with 30 runs scored, 11 doubles, three triples, a homer and 25 RBI, .381 on-base percentage … 2-for-2 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in 5-4 loss to North Carolina in NCAA Super Regional (6/11) … 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a RBI and incredible catch in center field that was No. 2 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays in 8-0 win over North Carolina (6/9) … NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team … 2-for-4 with a RBI, run scored and a double in 6-4 win over Liberty in NCAA Regional (6/2) … First career homer, tied career-high in hits as he went 3-for-6, with two runs and tied career-high with three RBI in 19-3 win over Liberty in NCAA Regional (6/1) … Double and a run scored in 4-3 loss to Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament (5/23) … RBI double and a run scored in 5-4 loss at Mississippi State (5/16) … 2-for-4 with a RBI double and two runs scored in 8-3 win over Georgia (5/12) … Two-run single in 9-3 win over Wofford (5/8) … Game-winning RBI triple and scored a run in 4-2 victory at LSU (4/27) … RBI triple in 5-2 loss at LSU (4/26) … A double and a RBI triple in 7-6 win over Kentucky (4/20) … 2-for-3 in 5-2 win over Kentucky (4/20) … 2-for-4 with a run scored in 6-5 win over The Citadel (4/9) … 1-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored in 19-2 win over Tennessee (4/7) … 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in 12-8 win over Tennessee (4/6) … 3-for-4 with a two-run double in 6-4 win over Texas A&M (3/29) … Double, hit by pitch and a stolen base in 3-1 win at College of Charleston (3/26) … 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI in 10-0 win over Ball State (3/5) … RBI and a run scored in 6-0 win at Clemson (3/1) … 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a double in 14-1 win over Albany (2/24) … 1-for-3 with a run scored in the 3-2 loss to Liberty (3/17) … 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored in 8-7 win over Liberty (3/17) … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012 – SEC All-Freshman Team … Led the Gamecocks in multi-hit games with 23 on the year … Played in all 69 games with 68 starts, hit .298 (74-for-248) with 43 runs scored, six doubles, four triples, 23 RBI as well as 12 stolen bases and six assists from the outfield … The team’s top hitter in SEC games with a .307 average in 29 games (31-for-101) with 21 runs scored … RBI double in 2-0 win over Arkansas at the NCAA College World Series (6/21) … 2-for-3 in 7-3 win over Florida at the NCAA College World Series (6/16) …  2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored in 5-1 win over Oklahoma in NCAA Super Regional (6/11) … 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the 4-3 win over Clemson in the NCAA Regional (6/3) … 1-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in the 7-0 win over Manhattan in the NCAA Regional (6/1) … 2-for-4 with a two-run single in 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament (5/23) … 1-for-3 with a run scored in 5-4 win over LSU (5/18), also had an assist from the outfield … Tied season-high in hits with 4-for-5 day with two runs scored in 6-5 loss at Georgia (5/12) … 2-for-3 with career-high three RBI in the 10-7 win at Arkansas (5/6) … 2-for-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases in the 2-1 win over Davidson (5/2) …  Scored two runs and stole a base in the 9-1 win over Alabama (4/28) … 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in the 12-11 win over Alabama (4/27) … 4-for-5 day at the plate in 11-7 win at Auburn, scored one run, drove in one run and stole two bases (4/22) … Two-run single in 4-3 loss to College of Charleston (4/17) … 1-for-3 with a run scored in 6-4 win over Mississippi State (4/15) … 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and a RBI in 5-3 win over Mississippi State (4/14) … 3-for-3 with a run scored in 8-0 win over The Citadel (4/10) … 2-for-4 with a RBI in 12-4 loss at Vanderbilt (3/31) … 2-for-5 with a run scored in 8-3 win at Vanderbilt (3/30) … 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a double in the 7-3 win over The Citadel (3/27) … 2-for-4 with a run scored in the 9-3 win vs. Florida (3/22) … 2-for-4 in 5-4 loss vs. Wofford (3/21) … 2-for-5 with a run scored in 8-5 win at Furman (3/20) … 2-for-4 with a run scored in 6-3 loss at Kentucky (3/18) … Three hits and one also one run scored in 5-2 win over Charleston Southern (3/13) … 2-for-4 with two runs scored in 8-1 win over UNC Asheville (3/7) … 2-for-4 with a stolen base, run scored and a RBI in the 9-6 win over Clemson (3/3) … 4-for-10 in the Elon series … Two-run triple and a run scored in 6-0 win over Elon (2/26) … Factored in all three wins in the VMI series as starting left fielder … Scored two runs and drove in another in 13-1 win over VMI (2/18) … RBI single in 3-2 win over VMI (2/18) … 2-for-3 in 2-1 win over VMI on Opening Day (2/17) … SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

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