The White Sox selected Kyle Long, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long, with their pick in the 23rd-round. Long is 6-feet-7, and is built like a defensive end. However, Long chose baseball over football and is a lefthander throwing in the 90s.
Kyle is the second one of Howie’s sons to be drafted this year. Older brother Chris was the second pick of the NFL draft, and is expected to sign a $30-million plus deal at some point this summer. Kyle’s asking price won’t be nearly that high, but he is committed to Florida State and is most likely not signable at this slot.