Paul Clemens (baseball)
February 14, 1988 |
Columbia, South Carolina
|April 9, 2013 for the Houston Astros|
(through 2014 season)
|Earned run average||5.51|
Clemens attended James W. Robinson, Jr. Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia where he lettered three years under head baseball coach Bill Evers. While at Robinson, Clemens broke Javier Lopez's single-game strikeout record by recording 16 strikeouts against Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Clemens played summer baseball for the Virginia Barnstormers. During his senior year at James W. Robinson, Clemens accepted a baseball scholarship to Western Carolina University, but later decided that junior college was a better option. Clemens attended Louisburg College in North Carolina, where he pitched for two seasons. Clemens' tall frame and naturally live arm attracted the attention of MLB scouts early on in his college career.
Clemens was drafted in the 36th-round (1089 overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2007, but he chose to return to school for another year. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the seventh round of the 2008 MLB Draft. On July 31, 2011 Clemens, Jordan Schafer, Brett Oberholtzer and Juan Abreu were traded to the Houston Astros for Michael Bourn.
Clemens was added to the Astros 40-man roster on November 18, 2011.
Clemens was designated for assignment by the Astros on September 2, 2014.
Clemens signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on November 20, 2014.
Clemens is married to Marlee Clemens. The couple has a daughter; Gracelee Faye Clemens and a son; Kashton Paul Clemens.