Roger Clemens 1983 Scouting Reports

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I’ve been slacking on MLB scouting reports ever since Joe Student left BC for a new job in North Carolina so it’s time to get things ramped back up and we might as well start with a Roger Clemens report that recently showed up on eBay. The Red Sox scouting report for Clemens from the spring of 1983 was auctioned for $50 in April.

Another Clemens scouting report from the estate of Danny Doyle, the scout who signed Clemens, was listed in March for $199. “Clemens was big, strong and already had big-league stuff, but a lot of my scout friends said they wouldn’t take him high in the draft,” Doyle wrote for Sporting News in 2003.

The Sox drafted Clemens at #19. Tim Belcher went #1.  The Astros (see below) took catcher Robbie Wine. He had six hits in 23 games and that was the end of his MLB career.

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1982 Clemens report from the Doyle estate

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And compare those with a report from the Astros: “Worth $38,000.” About $90,000 in current money, according to Internet calculators.

 

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