2017 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Played in 39 games during his freshman campaign, making 15 starts … started 12 of his 22 games played in SEC pairings … batted .250 (11-44) with two doubles, an RBI, 11 runs scored and six walks while getting hit by six pitches … went a perfect 3-for-3 on stolen bases. Presbyterian (2/17-19): Came in as a defensive replacement in the first two games of the series ... did not record any stats in his lone at-bat. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3/9-12): Played in all four contests against the Golden Lions, entering as a defensive replacement each time … drew a walk, the first of his career, in his lone plate appearance on Friday … notched a walk and eventually came around for one run scored in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader. Missouri (3/17-19): Appeared in all three games, making his first career start for the Tide on Sunday … finished 1-for-3 on the weekend … entered as a pinch-hitter in Saturday’s contest, notching a single in his lone at-bat. Texas A&M (4/13-15): Started the final two games of the series in center ... had two hits with a run scored across the three-game series ... stole his first base of the season in Friday’s contest. Alcorn State (4/18): Went 1-for-3 with a season-high three runs scored in the midweek matchup. Mississippi State (4/20-21): Started all three games of the weekend in center ... registered one run, two walks, a hit-by-pitch, two sacrifice bunts and was a perfect 1-for-1 in stolen base attempts against the Bulldogs. Auburn (5/6-7): Saw time in all three games, starting the final two in center … ranked second on the team in average with a .375 (3-8) weekend that included a double, an RBI, three runs scored and one walk … recorded his first career multi-hit game in Sunday’s finale, going 2-for-6 with an RBI, two runs scored and one walk to help the Tide secure the series sweep. Florida (5/12-14): Entered as a pinch-runner in the series opener before getting the start in the final two games of the weekend … finished 2-for-5 (.400) with a double, one run scored, a walk and a hit-by-pitch in the series.
High School and Personal Data
Attended Mortimer Jordan High School in Morris, Ala. … named Jefferson County Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016 … selected to the Alabama North/South All-Star Game in 2015, where he was named Most Valuable Player of the game … helped MJHS reach the third round of the state playoffs in 2015 … also played football at Mortimer Jordan, helping lead his team to the state championship as a junior … son of John and Cindy McCleney ... has one brother, Garrison, and one sister, Haylie … father played baseball at Samford University … sister, Haylie, played softball at The University Alabama, finishing as one of the most decorated student-athletes in program history … born Joseph Walker McCleney on April 9, 1998 … majoring in human performance exercise science.