Blue Jays draft Kacy Clemens, son of Roger Clemens

Ben Nicholson-Smith joined the Jeff Blair show to discuss the Toronto Blue Jays first round draft pick and whether Logan Warmoth will stay a short stop.

The Toronto Blue Jays have added another player with a famous father to their system.

On Tuesday, the team selected Kacy Clemens, son of former big-league pitcher and one-time Blue Jay Roger Clemens, in the eighth round of the 2017 draft.

The 22-year-old first-baseman, taken 249th overall, played for the University of Texas Longhorns. In his senior season, Clemens was the team’s offensive MVP, slashing .305/.414/.532 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI.

The six-foot-one, 215-pounder joins Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cavan Biggio (son of Craig) and Bo Bichette (son of Dante) as another member of Toronto’s farm system whose father once played in the big leagues.

Roger Clemens suited up for the Blue Jays in 1997 and 1998, winning the American League Cy Young Award in both seasons.


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