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Texas 1B Kacy Clemens to begin pro career in Toronto’s farm system

Posted June 13th, 2017


Texas senior first baseman Kacy Clemens may need to make sure his passport is valid before his next baseball game.

On Tuesday, the Toronto Blue Jays used an eighth-round pick on Clemens. The 249th overall selection in the MLB First-Year Draft, Clemens was chosen 13 picks after UT second baseman Bret Boswell, who was taken by the Colorado Rockies.

Clemens’ father, Roger, won two Cy Young awards while pitching for the Blue Jays from 1997-98.


An all-conference honoree during his senior year, Clemens swung the most-lethal bat in the Longhorn line-up. Clemens led Texas in homers (12), RBIs (49) and runs (48), and his .305 batting average was tied with Zane Gurwitz for the team lead. Clemens also stole 10 bases, and he boasted a .992 fielding percentage over 62 games at first base.

Clemens was also among the Texas leaders in highlights, whether it was a defensive gem against Texas A&M or memorable grand slams against Oklahoma and West Virginia.

As the 249th overall pick, Clemens is in line to receive an estimated signing bonus of $152,100,

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