From the Collection: Jeff Clement, c, Twins

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I still think of Jeff Clement of a big prospect, even though that star faded long ago.

Clement was a First Round pick in 2005, 3rd overall, by Mariners.  He was rated the teams #1 prospect in 2005, #2 in 2006 (IF Adam Jones was #1), and back to #1 in 2007.  He was also one of the best prospects in the game, rating #33, #62 and #42 prospect in the game from 2005 to 2007.  He showed plus power and good contact skills.  His defense was not great, but with the offence he was projected to put up you could live with that.

But things never really panned out.  The K’s really got him, injuries chipped away at his skills.  He is actually still in the game, with the Twins, and hitting .219 with a .679 OPS.

It would be really nice to see him have a career comeback, but at 29 years old there is not much to indicate there is anything left in the tank–especially now that he is a first baseman.  But I am rooting for him.

Year Age Tm Lg AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP OPS OPS+
2005 21 SEA-min A,A- 124 6 21 13 27 .315 .387 .895
2006 22 SEA-min AAA,AA 304 6 42 23 61 .263 .334 .716
2007 23 SEA-min AAA 455 20 80 61 88 .275 .370 .867
2007 23 SEA AL 16 2 3 3 3 .375 .474 1.286 237
2008 24 SEA-min AAA 173 14 43 35 30 .335 .455 1.131
2008 24 SEA AL 203 5 23 15 63 .227 .295 .654 76
2009 25 SEA-PIT-min AAA 470 21 90 55 108 .274 .354 .850
2010 26 PIT-min AAA 168 8 33 9 48 .304 .337 .885
2010 26 PIT NL 144 7 12 6 37 .201 .237 .605 62
2011 27 PIT-min AAA,Rk 94 1 12 10 22 .266 .340 .733
2012 28 PIT-min AAA 416 16 57 41 101 .276 .340 .825
2012 28 PIT NL 22 0 1 2 7 .136 .208 .390 10
2013 29 MIN-min AAA 442 16 69 44 105 .219 .290 .679
4 Yrs 385 14 39 26 110 .218 .277 .648 74
162 Game Avg. 410 15 42 28 117 .218 .277 .648 74
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/2/2013.
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