Kody Clemens attends the University of Texas -- like father, like son -- and has been nothing short of spectacular during the current collegiate season. And his proud papa wants one team in particular to know all about it.
Texas 2B Kody Clemens, son of Roger, hit 21 homers this season and went 3-for-5 with a home run in Texas' win over Texas A@M on Sat.The elder Clemens said as a fill-in analyst on the Red Sox-Astros broadcast on WEEI radio on Fri he hoped the Red Sox would draft his son.— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) June 4, 2018
In a recent on-air interview during a Red Sox-Astros telecast on NESN, Roger Clemens mentioned that he hopes Boston drafts his son this year. Kody has raked a monstrous .345 with 21 home runs and 68 RBI for the Longhorns this year.
Follow in your dad's footsteps by being drafted by the Red Sox definitely make for an intriguing family narrative story. The Rocket, whom Boston drafted in 1983, was a five-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young Award winner as a member of the Red Sox before leaving for Toronto in 1997.
Roger Clemens in the booth just flexing on everyone pic.twitter.com/J4q9Pdkxq0— Starting 9 (@Starting9) June 1, 2018
Clemens even broke out the Texas cowboy boots for the occasion while speaking of his son with Red Sox play-by-play announcer Dave O'Brien.
Kody Clemens — NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 3, 2018
He dares you to pitch to him. pic.twitter.com/PzmvfR11LG
Kody Clemens figures to be drafted in early rounds this year given the way he has played this season.
The Red Sox sit at pick No. 26 in the first round and you can be sure that Roger and the Clemens family will be watching awfully closely.