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Ernie Clement

Ernie Clement

SS | B/T: R/R | 6' 0" 170 | Age: 23
Draft: 2017 (Rd: 4, #132, Cleveland Indians) - Virginia
Rochester, NY USA
Popularity:
↑ 9%

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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 304 274 36 80 1 15 10 .292 .343 .365 .708
Career Minors 962 868 140 250 3 61 34 .288 .345 .365 .710
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .292 1 15 10 .708
Career Minors .288 3 61 34 .710

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2017 Mahoning Valley Scrappers NYP A(Short) 45 187 175 32 49 9 1 0 13 6 12 6 2 3 .280 .315 .343 .658
2018 3 Teams Minors 102 471 419 72 121 26 2 2 33 41 35 18 10 5 .289 .358 .375 .732
2018 Lake County Captains MID A(Full) 54 247 221 34 59 14 1 1 15 23 21 11 6 1 .267 .337 .353 .690
2018 Lynchburg Hillcats CAR A(Adv) 33 156 133 29 46 7 0 1 13 15 7 5 3 4 .346 .425 .421 .846
2018 Akron RubberDucks EAS AA 15 68 65 9 16 5 1 0 5 3 7 2 1 0 .246 .279 .354 .633
2019 Akron RubberDucks EAS AA 68 304 274 36 80 11 3 1 15 18 26 10 7 5 .292 .343 .365 .708

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 55 | Power: 20 | Run: 60 | Arm: 50 | Field: 50 | Overall: 45

Clement had a decorated college career, winning the College World Series as a Virginia freshman in 2015, earning Cape Cod League MVP honors in 2016 and leading NCAA Division I in at-bats per strikeout (36.3) in 2017. His first two seasons in pro ball were similar to his three with the Cavaliers, as he furthered his reputation as a contact hitter and as a player who does the little things to help his team win. He reached Double-A 14 months after signing as a fourth-round pick.

Clement's simple approach and excellent hand-eye coordination allow him to put the bat on the ball almost at will. His compact, flat right-handed swing isn't designed for power and he focuses on getting on base rather than worrying about home runs. He has shown more patience as a pro than he did in college and has the plus speed to be a basestealer if he can improve his reads and jumps.

With quick hands and good instincts, Clement may be able to stay at shortstop. His arm is merely average, however, so he profiles better defensively at second base. He also started at center field for Virginia, and his versatility could help him claim a job as a utilityman if he doesn't provide enough impact with the bat to be an everyday player.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
05/09/2019 Akron RubberDucks activated SS Ernie Clement from the 7-day injured list.
04/18/2019 Akron RubberDucks placed SS Ernie Clement on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 16, 2019. Right adductor strain.
02/14/2019 Cleveland Indians invited non-roster SS Ernie Clement to spring training.
08/14/2018 SS Ernie Clement assigned to Akron RubberDucks from Lynchburg Hillcats.
08/09/2018 Lynchburg Hillcats activated SS Ernie Clement from the 7-day disabled list.
07/27/2018 Lynchburg Hillcats placed SS Ernie Clement on the 7-day disabled list.
06/23/2018 SS Ernie Clement assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Lake County Captains.
05/29/2018 Lake County Captains activated SS Ernie Clement from the 7-day disabled list.
05/21/2018 Lake County Captains placed SS Ernie Clement on the 7-day disabled list.
04/03/2018 SS Ernie Clement assigned to Lake County Captains from Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
06/23/2017 SS Ernie Clement assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
06/22/2017 Cleveland Indians signed 2B Ernie Clement.