Detroit Tigers: Kody Clemens a player to watch in Triple-A in 2021

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The Detroit Tigers are getting back into the swing of things for spring ball. With spring ball comes the long list of players to watch, but that usually focuses on the big league roster. This spring and summer, keep an eye on second baseman Kody Clemens.

A former third-round pick of the team and son of Roger Clemens, Kody, looks to make a splash in the Detroit Tigers big league camp. Clemens was named to the Tigers big league Spring Training invites meaning he will get the chance to strut his stuff alongside some of the other prospects.

In 2020, Clemens was ranked as the 18th highest prospect in the Tigers system according to MLB Pipeline’s list. They have not released the Tigers Top 30 list for the 2021 season, but Clemens should be slated for a boost, even if it is minimal.

After 2021 Spring Training, expect Clemens to be playing with the Triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens, but he should still thrive. He has not had the highest ceiling, but the 2018 draft pick had a phenomenal 2018 season with the University of Texas Longhorns program that likely led to him shooting up the draft boards.

Now, in 2021 with the Detroit Tigers organization, Kody Clemens is a player to watch.

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Fans of the farm system trying to become acquainted with players who will fill out the big league roster in the not so distant future should be watching Kody Clemens.

The Detroit Tigers will start handing out opportunities to prospects, and Clemens could be one of them.

However, the Tigers recently brought in infielder Jonathan Schoop who was with the team in 2020, as the starting second baseman.

However, it seems in 2021 that Schoop could be moving around the infield being a Plug’n’Play type of guy for the Tigers.

Not to mention that Willi Castro is vying for the shortstop position but could also play second base as well.

Isaac Paredes was called up in 2020 and will fight for playing time wherever he can slot in. That means the likelihood of Clemens making the big league club out of camp is slim to none.

That is totally okay though, Clemens would be making the jump from Double-A up to Triple-A. In 2020, Clemens was not in Toledo at the alternate training site but found a way to stay active on the baseball field.

In 2020, Clemens played 28 games for Team Texas of the 2020 Constellation Energy League, where he hit .233/.291/.456 with 11 extra-base hits and 12 RBI on the season. It may not have been great statistically, but at least Clemens stayed on the field and was able to get work in during a live setting and not through simulated games or just off-season workouts.

But this year, Clemens should be someone to keep an eye on with the Mud Hens; he is likely going to be one of the infielders who gets the majority of the looks. He will compete with Greg Garcia, who is also slated to be down there as well.

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If Clemens turns enough heads and garners some attention, he could be one of the prospects who gets a look later in the summer of 2021. Detroit Tigers fans should keep an eye on Kody Clemens at the Triple-A level in 2021.