Detroit Tigers: Top 20 prospects for 2022 – Part One

Tigers prospect Cody Clemens practices during spring training.
Tigers prospect Cody Clemens practices during spring training. /
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Detroit Tigers No. 18 Prospect – Kody Clemens – IF/OF

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Toledo Mud Hens infielder Kody Clemens fields a ground ball against the Nashville Sounds. /

Kody Clemens dealt with some nagging injuries early this year, and had a very short and ineffective rehab stint in Low-A, but he otherwise did about what was expected of him. Detroit’s 3rd-round pick in 2018, Clemens is a streaky, below-average hitter and defender who offers enough patience and left-handed pop to merit some interest as a bench bat. Clemens played most of his games at second base, but he also made 20 starts in right field, and he manned first base a handful of times.

The Tigers added him to their 40-man roster this offseason, and Clemens will probably see a few games in Detroit as an injury replacement, but he figures to spend most of the 2022 season back in Triple-A Toledo, and it’s unlikely he’s a huge part of the Tigers’ future.