Another Rocket is on its way to Toronto. The Toronto Blue Jays selected Kacy Clemens the first baseman for the University of Texas and Roger’s son, on Tuesday during the eighth round of the draft.
Kacy had a .305 batting average this past season for the Longhorns along with 12 home runs that led the team and 49 RBIs. On Wednesday, one more Clemens could be drafted when rounds 11-40 wrap up the annual event.
Kody, the younger brother of Kacy, is a shortstop and red-shirt sophomore with the Longhorns. Kody batted .241 last season with 5 home runs and 23 RBIs.
Roger Clemens was picked No. 19 overall in the 1983 draft by the Boston Red Sox. During his career he pitched two seasons for Toronto. Koby, Roger’s oldest son was a selected in the eighth round in 2005 by Houston and currently coaches in the Astros organization.
Clemens was not the only familiar name drafted during the second day of the MLB draft. Dalton Guthrie a shortstop for the University of Florida Gators is the son of Mark Guthrie a former reliever in the majors. Dalton was picked in the sixth round by Philadelphia.
Dalton has a batting average of .272 with 4 home runs and 22 RBIs. He is currently bound for the College World Series with his Gators’ teammates.
Chase Pinder an outfielder with the Clemson Tigers and the brother of Chad Pinder a second baseman for the Oakland A’s was chosen in the second round by the St. Louis Cardinals.
High school third baseman Buddy Kennedy, who was chosen by Arizona in the fifth round, is the grandson of Don Money a former MLB All-Star.
One player still undrafted heading into Wednesday’s final day and who has slipped quite significantly is Luke Heimlich a left hander with the Oregon State Beavers.
Heimlich left the Oregon State team last week after a story surfaced that he had a criminal history. Heimlich was projected originally to be a pick in the third or fourth round, but pleaded guilty five years ago when a teenager to molesting a girl who was just six years old.
Two thirds of the starting outfield of the Stanford Cardinal was drafted by the New York Mets. The Mets took Quinn Brodey during round three and Matt Winnaker during round five.
Of the first 10 picks by the Mets, 9 are players in college, with the only exception being Mark Vientos picked in the second round. Vientos plays third base and is in high school.