IP 4916
ERA 3.125
WHIP 1.173
BB/9 2.893
SO/9 8.553
  • Full name William Roger Clemens
  • Born 08/04/1962 in Dayton, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 235 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Texas
  • Debut 05/15/1984
  • Drafted in the 1st round (19th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 1983 (signed for $121,000).
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    It’s been an up-and-down season for the hard-throwing righthander, which has caused some concern among a few clubs. A loser of his first two decisions this year, Clemens eventually settled down to win nine straight before being rocked again his last few times out. Projected early as the top college pitcher in the draft this year, he may not be No. 1 any longer. “The thing that bothers me about him,” said one scouting director, “is that we clocked him at 91 (mph) in the first inning of one game, but he was only throwing at 82 by the eighth inning." Clemens is a great control pitcher. In 118 innings this season, he had walked just 15 while fanning 102 to go with a 9-4 record and an ERA that has shot up to 3.37. A year ago, he was 12-2, 1.99 with 90 strikeouts in 109 innings. Clemens is supposedly the best of the Texas starters, but more and more clubs are talking about Longhorns teammate Calvin Schiraldi, the Southwest Conference pitcher of the year, as being the higher draft pick.

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  • Rated Best Pitching Prospect in the National League in 2005

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