Roger Clemens' Son Kacy Drafted by Blue Jays in 8th Round of 2017 MLB Draft

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 13, 2017

Texas' Kacy Clemens connects with the ball in the championship game in the Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)
Kyle Phillips/Associated Press

The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping for some more magic out of the Clemens family.

The organization drafted Kacy Clemens, son of Roger Clemens, in the eighth round of the 2017 MLB draft Tuesday.

While he pitched a few innings at the University of Texas, he enters the next level as more of a batting prospect. Baseball America called him the best hitter on the Texas squad last season. 

The first baseman finished the year batting .305 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI, plus 10 stolen bases.

Dustin McComas of OrangeBloods.com provided a favorable scouting report:

Dustin McComas @DMcComasOB

Kacy Clemens is going to take plus (maybe ++) 1B defense, great makeup, and an intriguing bat with some pop into pro ball. #HookEm #BlueJays

Roger Clemens notably won seven Cy Young awards in his career, but some of his best work came in his two years in Toronto. He pitched for the squad in 1997-98 and won the Cy Young each year, leading the league in wins, strikeouts and ERA both seasons.

Kacy is one of four sons, along with Koby, Kody and Kory. Koby has retired from baseball after 10 years in the minor leagues while Kody just finished his sophomore year at Texas.

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