Former UMass left-hander Mitchell Clegg enters his second season on the Minutemen coaching staff in 2015.
Upon finishing his UMass career, Clegg was selected by Washington in Major League Baseball's First Year Player Draft with the first pick of the 21st round (622nd overall) in 2009 and went on to play three seasons in the Nationals' organization. After being named a New York-Penn League All-Star as a rookie, he enjoyed his finest pro ball campaign in 2010 as a member of the Class A Hagerstown Suns of the South Atlantic League, posting a 9-3 record and a 3.48 era over 93 innings and 13 starts with 55 strikeouts to 22 walks.
Most recently, Clegg spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons pitching for Sioux Falls of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, starting 36 games over the past two years and working a total of 203.2 innings.
After transferring from Maine as a junior, Clegg played two seasons with the Minutemen (2008-09) and compiled an 11-6 record on the mound with a 4.33 ERA in 162.0 innings pitched. He totaled 123 strikeouts to 64 walks, while opponents hit just .257 against him in his UMass career. He served as the No. 1 starter in the Minutemen's rotation for the bulk of his senior campaign and was an All-New England second team honoree after posting a 7-1 record with 4.15 ERA in 91.0 innings pitched with 35 walks and a team-leading 81 strikeouts to help UMass reach the 2009 Atlantic 10 Tournament.
Clegg's 2009 numbers still rank among the UMass single season top-10 list as his .875 winning percentage from that year is tied for seventh while his 13 games started is tied for third and his innings pitched ranks tied for fourth.
A native of Woburn, Mass., Clegg graduated from UMass in 2013 with a degree in Economics.