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Koby Clemens | First Baseman

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/4/1986
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays released INF-OF Koby Clemens.
The Jays granted Clemens' request to be cut loose, as the 25-year-old will catch for his father, Roger, during his start on September 12 with the independent league Sugar Land Skeeters. Clemens will look to catch on with another organization over the winter. Tue, Sep 4, 2012 08:19:00 PM

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The Blue Jays have assigned failed first base prospect Koby Clemens to extended spring training.

Clemens began this season with Double-A New Hampshire but batted just .148 with a .559 OPS in 18 games there and then failed to improve his numbers after being demoted to High-A Dunedin. The 25-year-old son of Roger Clemens is running out of time.
Mon, Jun 11, 2012 11:44:00 AM

Blue Jays signed INF-OF Koby Clemens to a minor league contract.

Roger's son failed to progress after his promising 2009 season and wasn't able to make the transition behind the plate. The 25-year-old batted .234/.331/.424 with 16 homers, 55 RBI and a .756 OPS with the Astros' Triple-A affiliate last year while making starts at first base, third base and left field. He'll serve as organizational fodder with Toronto.
Thu, Feb 9, 2012 02:22:00 PM

Koby Clemens has been barred from international play for abandoning his Puerto Rican Winter League team.

According to the Puerto Rican newspaper Primera Hora, Clemens left the Mayagüez Indians last Wednesday without providing any reason. And still hasn't given one. His father had been throwing bullpen sessions at the club's facilities and was even offered an active spot on their roster, but that's all over now. Koby, a former Astros prospect, is currently a minor league free agent.
Wed, Nov 16, 2011 10:01:00 PM

Koby Clemens, now a full-time first baseman, homered twice Tuesday for Double-A Corpus Christi.

The Astros tried Roger’s son as a catcher with limited success. He did hit last year, coming in at .345/.419/.636 with 22 homers and 121 RBI, but that was at Single-A Lancaster, the best environment for hitters in the minor leagues. He’s off to a .296/.310/.704 start this year, with three homers but nine strikeouts in six games.
Wed, Apr 14, 2010 01:41:00 PM

Making his Double-A debut, Koby Clemens went 0-for-4 and struck out two times on Monday.

Clemens got off to a promising start with his coversion to catcher last year, but his production faded as the season waned and he was arrested at the end of August following a bar fight. He was off to a .227/.333/.432 start at high-A Lancaster this season. Since he's just 22 and he's still learning a new position, his progress defensively is far more important than what he does with the bat. If he can't make it as a catcher, it's doubtful that he'll have a career.
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 04:12:00 AM

Following a run of community service, Astros prospect Koby Clemens had misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct dismissed Friday in Virginia.

Clemens was involved in a scuffle at a Salem, Virginia bar in September. To make up for his misdeeds, the 21-year-old catcher and eldest son of Roger Clemens spoke to students on four different occasions "about drugs, alcohol and the peer pressure influences that so often go hand in hand with playing sports." (Insert joke here).
Sat, Nov 22, 2008 09:13:00 AM

Koby Clemens was among three Single-A players arrested Saturday night following an apparent bar fight.

Clemens and Mark Ori were charged with disorderly conduct, while Jimmy Goethals was charged with assault and battery. All three players were benched for Salem's game Sunday and the team's season comes to a close Monday. A 21-year-old catcher, Clemens has hit .268/.369/.423 with seven homers and a 99/61 K/BB ratio in 109 games at Single-A.
Mon, Sep 1, 2008 10:19:00 AM

Single-A Salem's Koby Clemens went 4-for-5 with a triple in Thursday's game.

The Astros didn't think Clemens would hit enough to make it as a third baseman, so they moved him to catcher this year. So far, he's been a big surprise with the bat, compiling a .304/.400/.511 line in 39 games. On the other hand, it doesn't seem like the experiment behind the plate is going so well. The 21-year-old has been charged with 13 passed balls, and at last check, Salem doesn't have a staff full of knuckleballers.
Fri, May 30, 2008 02:32:00 AM

Koby Clemens went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer of the year Sunday for Single-A Salem.

It had become clear that Roger's son wasn't a prospect as a third baseman, so he's made the switch to catcher this year. If he transitions well, then he might yet have a chance of reaching the majors someday. He's off to a pretty good start offensively (.300/.341/.525 in 40 at-bats), and he's only 21.
Mon, Apr 21, 2008 12:28:00 PM

Koby Clemens went 2-for-2 with a homer and three walks Sunday for low Single-A Lexington.

The 20-year-old Clemens is batting .257/.375/.403 with five homers and six steals in six attempts. He's going to have to show the same kind of work ethic as his father if he hopes to make it as a regular third baseman someday.
Mon, Jun 4, 2007 02:47:00 PM

Koby Clemens hit his second homer in 20 at-bats Saturday for low Single-A Lexington.

Clemens also has two doubles and nine walks, giving him an 1134 OPS. Sure, it's only low-A ball, but if the Astros promote him to the majors now, they'd probably have a much better chance of re-signing his father.
Sun, Apr 15, 2007 01:47:00 PM

Koby Clemens delivered a pair of hits and stole his fourth base Sunday for North Shore of the Hawaiian Winter League.

Clemens' best game in Hawaii was his first game four weeks ago, and he's currently batting .215/.311/.338 in 65 at-bats. Considering that he's just 19 and the league is proving to be pretty tough to hit in anyway, his struggles haven't been all that discouraging.
Mon, Oct 30, 2006 02:56:00 PM

Koby Clemens went 3-for-4 with a triple, a double and three RBI Sunday for North Shore of the Hawaiian Winter League.

Clemens had his first full pro season interrupted by a badly dislocated left pinkie finger and ended up hitting .229/.313/.346 in 306 at-bats for low Single-A Lexington. An impressive showing this fall is a must if he's going to advance to high-A for the start of 2007.
Mon, Oct 2, 2006 01:54:00 PM

Single-A Lexington's Koby Clemens is expected to miss at least six weeks with a dislocated left pinkie finger.

"The finger just popped out of the joint, probably tore some tendons and broke the skin," Lexington manager Jack Lind said. Clemens was hitting .186/.327/.302 in 43 AB for the South Atlantic League club.
Mon, Apr 24, 2006 08:53:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Josh Thole
3Erik Kratz
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Brad Mills
7Rob Rasmussen