Another familiar last name in MLB
Feels like the popular trend in recent years is to draft sons of former Major League Baseball players. With the likes of: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Bo Bichette. Cavan Biggio. Cam Gibson. Griffin Conine. Kacy Clemens. That's plenty of familiar last names. And now you can add another Clemens to that list: Kody.
The Detroit Tigers drafted Kody Clemens, son of former Major Leaguer Roger Clemens, with the first pick of the third round (79th overall) in this year's MLB Draft.
His Longhorns' team is currently in the NCAA Tournament. They play Tennessee Tech Saturday in the Austin Super Regional.
Kacy Clemens was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 8th round of last year's draft. He has played some of the 2018 season in Lansing for the Lugnuts, and hit .301 with 7 home runs and 25 RBIs before being promoted to High-A Dunedin.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr and Bo Bichette were also drafted by the Blue Jays, and played half of the 2017 campaign in Lansing. Cavan Biggio is another Toronto selection. Griffin Conine, who's father is Jeff Conine, was the first collegiate player taken in the 2018 draft. He went 52nd to the Blue Jays.
Cam Gibson, son of former Tiger Kirk Gibson, is also in the Detroit farm system. Both Gibson's attended Michigan State University.
The Tigers took Auburn right-hander Casey Mize with the no. 1 overall pick on Monday.