After one of the best offensive seasons in the history of Longhorns baseball, Texas star Kody Clemens is headed to the next level. Clemens announced on Monday that he’s forgoing his senior year of college eligibility and signing with the Detroit Tigers.
— Kody Clemens (@kodyclem) June 25, 2018
The son of Texas baseball legend and seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, Kody Clemens carved his own legacy as a Texas baseball great. Clemens won All-American honors after a terrific junior season, where he turned himself into one of the most feared power threats in the game.
Clemens led Texas in every major offensive category, hitting .351 with 24 home runs and 72 RBIs. He saved his best for the postseason, carrying the Longhorns to the College World Series with a number of big power performances. Texas was eliminated from the College World Series in two games.
Clemens’ season put him high on MLB radars, and the Detroit Tigers drafted him No. 79 overall in the 2018 MLB Draft on June 5. Clemens would have had the option to return for his senior season but will begin his pro career with the Tigers instead.