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Roger Clemens’ son chooses college after being drafted by Astros

Jun 10, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

Roger Clemens, Kacy Clemens, Kody Clemens AP

Roger Clemens’ son, Houston high school pitcher Kacy Clemens, was drafted by the Astros in the 35th round Saturday, but he’s already decided to bypass signing in favor of college.

Roger broke the news to Jose De Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle, saying Kacy will attend the University of Texas–where Roger starred in 1982 and 1983 –“to get his education and get the Horns back to Omaha.”

As a 35th-round pick Clemens likely would have been in line for only a small signing bonus. Back in 1981 his dad was drafted by the Mets in the 12th round, but Roger opted to play two seasons for Texas, and then became the Red Sox’s first-round pick in 1983.

Koby Clemens, who’s Kacy’s older brother, was the Astros’ eighth-round pick in 2005.

  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    He’s just waiting to join the team until after the All-Star break.

    • badintent - Jun 11, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      Why is everyone including the dog named with a K in their first name ? Is Roger a Mason ? Or belongs to some to some strange Waco based branch of the ……………..

  2. gatordontplay - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    thank god I dont wanna see another Clemens in an astros jersey again.. astros draft clemons son to please him but pass on biggio son 19 times

    • fanofevilempire - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM

      maybe they will get him on the 20th try.

    • jeffa43 - Jun 10, 2013 at 6:10 PM

      Craig is special assistant to Lunhow…

      I am pretty sure he told Houston, that his son was going to attend U.V.
      Caven Biggio was slated as the best 2b in the draft and a late first, early 2nd rounder.

      Everyone passed as it became clear he was going to college.

  3. plmathfoto - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Is he going to study to be a defense lawyer? That’s where the real bucks are, and maybe he’ll give family discounts, think of how much it’ll save his dad after all…

  4. 13arod - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    saw him play he has a very good fastball

    • mybrunoblog - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      Good fastball? Dime a dozen my friend. Hundreds of minor league and college pitchers with “good fastballs” and most will never sniff a MLB roster.

      • bendover09 - Jun 10, 2013 at 3:52 PM

        Actually in college all you need is a good fast ball. Until you hit the minors & late college years is when you need to.start working on breaking balls. Kids today try to throw curves all they do is put pressure ans grinding on their elbows. A good locates fastball will strike out almost anyone. Bc everyone in college will not be a situational hitter where they can locate where to hit. Growing up all you need is a change up & fastball.

  5. ch0psuey - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    I’m sure the money factor isn’t as prevalent with him as other draftee’s but still good for him on choosing education first.

  6. beefytrout - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    I’ve gotta think that there were better “K” names available than “Kacy.” Or at least spell it “Kasey.”

    “Kacy” is a girl’s name through and through.

    • historiophiliac - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:49 PM

      Like “Keith” or “Kevin”?

      • beefytrout - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:55 PM

        Kyle. Kris. Korey.

      • historiophiliac - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:58 PM

        Kenneth. Kobe. Kurt.

      • redridershoottheireyeout - Jun 10, 2013 at 2:17 PM

        “Kulo” as

  7. hushbrother - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    Gotta give your kids “K” names. Couldn’t just give them normal names. “David” or “Michael” or something. So important that they’re all K’s. Cuz “K” means strikeout! Get it?

    • historiophiliac - Jun 10, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      But there’s four of ’em, so maybe they should’ve gone with a B(B)-name for the last one.

  8. stlunatik - Jun 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    smart kid. who in their right mind would want to play for the Astros. MLB or not, it’s the astros

  9. bellweather22 - Jun 10, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    The 35th round is for courtesy picks. Not serious ones. The Braves drafted their GM’s son in about that round. 35th round picks ALWAYS go to college and try to improve their stock. 35th round draft choices seldom get out of rookie ball.

    • romoscollarbone - Jun 10, 2013 at 5:39 PM

      I wish someone would have the courtesy to draft me in the 35th round. If I had a hitting coach, I could probably hit .180 in A ball.

  10. fearthehoody - Jun 10, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Kristian , Karlos, Kirby

    • badintent - Jun 11, 2013 at 12:26 AM

      The Klap. Krap. Krud.The Klash.Krud.Kuty (for the cat)
      And my favorite, Mr Klapper, our wonderful director of National Security that oversees 1.5 million people with top secret clearance. How stupid is that to have that many people on that list ????

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