No Shortage of Baseball Bloodlines In 2013 MLB Draft
The major league baseball amateur baseball draft has come and gone and there was an emphasis on family bloodlines. Time will tell if the selections were made because of the talent potential due to their family genes or if the team simply felt a loyalty to the former player. Regardless, here are the bloodlines that were drafted this past weekend.
Luke Farrell– Son of John Farrell was selected in the 6th round, 174th overall by the Kansas City Royals.
Josh Pettitte– Son of Andy Pettitte was selected in the 37th round, 1124 overall by the New York Yankees, the same team his father is currently employed by.
Cavan Biggio– Son of Craig Biggio was selected in 29th round, 871overall by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Kacy Clemens- Son of Roger Clemens was selected in the 35th round, 1037 overall by the Houston Astros.
Mike Yastrzemski– Grandson of Carl Yastrzemski was selected in the 14th round, 429 overall by the Baltimore Orioles.
Dillon Moyer– Son of Jamie Moyer was selected in the 38th round, 1144 overall by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Torii Hunter Jr- Son of Torii Hunter was selected in the 36th round, 1086 overall by the Detroit Tigers, the same team his father currently is employed by.
Ben Verlander– Brother of Justin Verlander was selected in the 14th round, 426 overall by the Detroit Tigers, the same team his brother is currently the ace for.
Brody Weiss– Son of Walt Weiss was selected in the 22nd round, 649 overall by the Colorado Rockies, the same team his father currently manages.
L.J. Mazzilli– Son of Lee Mazzilli was selected in the 4th round, 116th overall by the New York Mets, the same team his father spent 10 years with during his playing career.
Chad Wallach– Son of Tim Wallach was selected in the 5th round, 142 overall by the Miami Marlins.
Cal Quantrill– Son of Paul Quantrill was selected in the 26th round, 794 overall by the New York Yankees.