Clinton Charles Everts
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 170-195 lb.
- School Baylor University
- High School Cypress Falls High School
Pitcher Clint Everts was selected by the Montreal Expos in the first round of the 2002 amateur draft, with the 5th pick. He was a teammate of Scott Kazmir, who went 15th overall in the same draft, at Cypress Falls High School in Houston, TX. He was signed by scout Ray Corbett and made his pro debut the next summer. While he was not a strict signability pick, the fact that his financial demands were reasonable motivated the cash-strapped Expos to select him ahead of better rated players, but like many other of their top picks in that period, he never panned out and did not reach the majors.
Still, he had a lengthy minor league career, even though his career was derailed by having to undergo Tommy John surgery in 2005. The year before that, in 2004, he had gone a solid 9-5, 2.45, in 21 starts between the Class A Brevard County Manatees and Savannah Sand Gnats, and seemed headed to a productive major league career. He was never as good after the surgery, going 5-10, 6.00 with the Potomac Nationals in 2006 and 4-10, 4.81 with the same team in 2007. He did reach AAA with the Syracuse Chiefs in 2009, where he was 2-0, 3.38 in 11 games in relief, but he was never able to take the final step to the Show. he regressed badly in 2010, now in the New York Mets organization, as he went 3-1, 6.94 with the AA Binghamton Mets. He then spent time in the Toronto Blue Jays system, including parts of the 2012 seasons at AAA. He went to the indy leagues, spending part of 2013 and 2014 with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League, then retired.
He had invested part of his $2.5 million signing bonus from the Expos in getting a college education in the off-seasons, obtaining a degree from Baylor University. He then became head baseball coach at St. John's School in Houston.
- Richard Justice: "They were 2 of the best HS arms in '02 ... and now?", mlb.com, June 1, 2020.