Tigers Sign Pedro Martinez Jr

The Tigers have signed 17-year-old third baseman Pedro Martinez Jr, the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez. Martinez Jr. is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound righthanded hitter.

Several former big leaguers have sons who are making their own marks as prospects right now in the minor leagues. Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette (son of Dante Bichette) and Padres righthander Cal Quantrill (son of Paul Quantrill) are all among the game’s top prospects.