Ernie James Clement…attended the University of Virginia, earning third-team All-ACC honors in 2016 and 2017…was named Cape Cod League MVP for Harwich in 2016.
Was on the Opening Day roster for Cleveland and batted .200 with three doubles and six RBI in 63 games over two stints with the Guardians…also went 1-for-18 (.056) in six games with the A’s and batted a combined .184 with four doubles, six RBI and a .452 OPS in 69 games in the Majors....Hit .196 (15-for-78) with a .450 OPS against left-handed pitchers compared to .176 (15-for85) with a .453 OPS against right-handers....Batted .186 with runners in scoring position....Had a .211 batting average and .506 OPS in 53 games before the All-Star Break…then hit .086 with a .249 OPS in 16 games after the break....Made his most starts in the batting order from the seven spot (21)…started in every spot from sixth through ninth and also made one start batting second...Spent the balance of the season with Triple-A Columbus where he hit .238 with four home runs, 17 RBI and a .729 OPS in 21 games....Struck out just eight times in 80 at bats and averaged 10.88 plate appearances per strikeout....Hit .400 (6-for-15) with a 1.271 OPS against left-handed pitchers, .200 (13-for-65) with a .600 OPS against right-handers....Batted .159 with the bases empty, .333 with all four of his home runs with runners on…had a .360 batting average with runners in scoring position....Hit .324 with a .937 OPS at home, .174 with a .572 OPS on the road....Made nine starts at second base, seven at third base and five at shortstop…committed two errors at third (.909 fielding percentage) and one at second (.968)....Batted first, fifth, sixth and seventh in the order....DAY-BY-DAY: Was on the Opening Day roster for Cleveland and hit safely in each of his first three games (4-for-8, .500), giving him a career-high five-game hitting streak dating back to Sept. 21, 2021…had two hits April 10 at Kansas City, his first of five two-hit games…went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts on April 13 at Cincinnati, his second career three-strikeout game (also Aug. 18, 2021 at Minnesota)…had a career-high 0-for-17 streak from April 21 to 29… finished April with a .182 batting average in 15 games but then hit .308 in 14 games in May… doubled on May 4 against San Diego but followed that with a 37-game streak without an extra base hit from May 7-Oct. 2…that was the third longest such streak in the majors in 2022… matched his career high with an 0-for-17 streak from June 19 to July 3…made his professional debut as a pitcher on June 27 in an 11-1 loss to Minnesota (1.0 ip, 4 h, 2 r, 2 er, 1 wp)… took to the mound again on July 2 in a 13-4 loss to New York-AL (1.0 ip, 2 h, 2 r, 2 er, 2 hr)… surrendered back-to-back home runs against the Yankees (Carpenter, Trevino)…went 4-for-36 (.111) in the month of June…had a career-high tying five-game hitting streak from July 5-12 (6-for-14, .429) and hit .243 in July…was batting .203 with three doubles and six RBI in 58 games when he was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Aug. 2…went 6-for-32 (.188) with two RBI over his first nine games through Aug. 13…then hit .271 with four home runs and 15 RBI over his next 12 contests and was batting .237 in 21 games overall with the Clippers when he returned to Cleveland on Sept. 1…went 0-for-2 in five games in September and was designated for assignment on Sept. 20…was claimed off waivers by Oakland on Sept. 23 and went 0-for-9 over his first three games…doubled on Oct. 3 against Los Angeles (AL) for his only hit with the A’s, snapping a career-high tying 0-for-17 streak overall…went 1-for-18 (.056) in his six games with Oakland.
Enjoyed three stints with the Major League club in 2021, his first taste of the Major Leagues in his fifth professional season...Was with the club on May 30th (27th player, DH), June 13-Aug. 25 and again from Sept. 15-23...Was placed on the COVID IL, Aug. 26-Sept. 6, with a non-COVID illness and rehabbed at AA Akron, Sept. 4-5...Made his ML debut on June 13 vs. Seattle, collecting his first hit on June 15 vs. Baltimore (4th inning 1B off Matt Harvey)…Hit his first two home runs, August 13 at Detroit, the first of which came off Tyler Alexander (first career multi-HR game as a professional)…Over his last 14 games with Cleveland, he batted .277 (13-for-47) with 7 RS, 5 XBH and 5 RBI...Positionally with Cleveland he appeared in 22 games at 2B (22 GS), 16 games at 3B (13GS), two games in LF and one start at SS...Hit .421 (8-for-19) when swinging at the first pitch...Around his three stints in Cleveland he appeared in 33 games in AAA Columbus, batting .250 (31-for- 124) with 12 2B, a 3B, a HR, 10 RBI and 11 runs in 33 games w/AAA Columbus in 2021…Missed two weeks in mid-May (hamstring)…Triple-A positional starts (7 GS 2B, 12 GS 3B, 5 GS LF; 6 GS SS).
Spent 2020 season at the club's Alternate Training Site in Lake County...Was a member of the 12-player Taxi Squad in September...Added to the 40-man roster on Nov. 20... Batted .280 (7-for-25) in ML spring training camp as an invitee (15 games, 4 RBI, 0SO).
Spent most of the season at AA Akron, appearing in 98 games...Finished the season in Columbus, appearing in three regular season games and all eight postseason games for the Int'l League champs (.281, 9-for-32, 3 runs, 2 RBI)...Was on the 7-day IL at Akron with a right adductor strain, April 18-May 8...Appeared in 90 games at SS and 3 at second base for Akron...Combined on the year he hit .315 (35-for-111) against left-handed pitching...After the season, played all around the diamond in the Arizona Fall League, batting .261 (12-for-46) with 2B, 3 RBI and 4 runs in 13 games for Mesa.
Spent first full professional season between Single-A Lake County, Lynchburg and AA Akron, hitting a combined .289 (121-for-419) with 26 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 33 RBI in 102 games (.358 on-base pct)... Struck out only 35 times in 471 plate appearances and drew 41 walks...Voted as having the Best Strike-Zone Discipline in Indians Farm System by Baseball America entering 2019... Appeared at short stop in all 97 games in the field...Was on the 7-day DL in May (left knee strain) and July (left groin strain).
Appeared in 21 games at short and 17 games at second base after signing his first pro contract on 6/22.