Paul Clemens is a tall, lanky, right-handed pitcher that came over from the Atlanta Braves system in the Michael Bourn trade. I rushed out to see Clemens make his debut as a starter for the Astros AA Corpus Christi Hooks. When Clemens started warming up, his mid-nineties fastball created a pop in the catchers mitt that resonated throughout San Antonio’s Wolff Stadium. He had my attention, to say the least. Clemens allowed only one unearned run in six innings on that night. He struck out Nick Hundley, twice. I began to wonder, how soon might this 23 year-old be wearing an Astros uniform, and what role would he undertake? I posed that question to our minor league experts over at Seedlings to Stars. Click on the page below to read their well-conceived and reassuring responses.
By Greg Thurston -
About the Author
The senior member of the CTH staff (in more ways than one) I have been rooting for the Astros since long before any members of the current roster were born. My favorite players through the years include Bob Watson, Glenn Davis, Steve Finley, Mike Hampton, and Roy Oswalt. Even though the results on the field have been poor for for the last few seasons, I still enjoy following and writing about the team. I'm keeping hope alive that things are going to get much better soon.