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2013 Draft: Baseball Bloodlines

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Baseball is generational game, traditionally passed down from father to son. As such, the game is filled with familial connections. Every draft has a good number of players drafted with grandfathers, fathers, uncles, brothers and cousins involved in the sport somehow. Here are some of the most prominent of those players for the 2013 draft, with a few players with other interesting relatives mixed in, as well.

PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
Michael Ahmed3BHoly Cross
Brother is Diamondbacks shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed
Brenton AllenOFUCLA
Brother is former NFL running back Tony Fisher
Trever AllenOFArizona State
Father is former MLB outfielder Jamie Allen
J.J. AltobelliSSOregon
Father is Orange Coast (Calif.) head coach John Altobelli
Robert Amaro3BVirginia
Uncle is Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro
David AndrieseOFUC Riverside
Brother is Padres pitching prospect Matt Andriese
Jonah Arenado3BEl Toro HS, Lake Forest, Calif.
Brother is Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado
Alex BalogRHPSan Francisco
Brother is Orioles minor league first baseman Nik Balog
Nick BandoC/RHPSan Diego Christian JC
Father is former MLB catcher Chris Bando; uncle is former MLB third baseman Sal Bando
Max BartlettSSStarkville (Miss.) Academy
Father is Indians area scout Chuck Bartlett
Tad BartonRHPMillersville (Pa.)
Father is former MLB pitcher, coach and scout Shawn Barton
Kody BatesoleSSBuchanan HS, Clovis, Calif.
Father is Fresno State head coach Mike Batesole
Brantley BellSSMountain Pointe HS, Phoenix
Father is former MLB infielder Jay Bell
Cody Bellinger1BHamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz.
Father is former MLB infielder Clay Bellinger
Michael Benjamin3BArizona State
Father is former minor league infielder Michael Benjamin
Cameron Berra1BEastern Illinois
Distant relative of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra
Cole BieserOFSoutheast Missouri State
Father is former MLB outfielder and current Southeast Missouri State head coach Steve Bieser
Cavan Biggio2BSt. Thomas HS, Houston
Father is seven-time all-star second baseman Craig Biggio
Luke Borders3BWinter Haven (Fla.) HS
Father is former MLB catcher Pat Borders
Akeem BostickRHPWest Florence (S.C.) HS
Cousin is Packers tight end Brandon Bostick
Tom BourdonOFBoston College
Brother is former Rays minor leaguer Michael Bourdon
Rafael BournigalSSLakeland (Fla.) Christian HS
Father is former MLB shortstop Rafael Bournigal
Matt BoydLHPOregon State
Distant relative of Hall of Famer Bob Feller and former first lady Dolly Madison
Alex BoydRHP/SSRancho Buena Vista HS, Vista, Calif.
Uncle is former MLB pitcher Oil Can Boyd
Justin BrantleyRHPSienna
Uncle is former MLB outfielder and hitting coach Mickey Brantley; cousin is Indians outfielder Michael Brantley
Colin BrayOFFaulkner State (Ala.) JC
Father is former Expos minor leaguer Scott Bray
Hunter BrothersRHPLipscomb
Brother is Rockies lefthander Rex Brothers
Kyle BruggemannRHPCal Poly
Father is former minor leaguer Jeff Bruggemann, MLB’s current ambassador to China
Jaycob BrugmanOFBrigham Young
Brother-in-law is former Dodgers minor leaguer Derek Cone
Gunnar Buhner2BMount Si HS, Snoqualmie, Wash.
Father is former MLB outfielder Jay Buhner
Zach BurdiRHPDowner’s Grove South (Ill.) HS
Brother is Louisville righthander Nick Burdi, a top draft prospect for 2014
Austin CangelosiSSSandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.
Father is former MLB outfielder John Cangelosi
Kacy ClemensRHPMemorial HS, Houston
Father is 11-time all-star pitcher Roger Clemens
Joey CoonrodRHPKaskaskia (Ill.)
Brother is Southern Illinois righthander Sam Coonrod, a top prospect for 2014
Josh CothamRHPLipscomb
Brother is Yankees minor league pitcher Caleb Cotham
Cody CrabaughRHPOklahoma City
Father is Oklahoma City head coach Denney Crabaugh
J.P. CrawfordSSLakewood (Calif.) HS
Father is former Canadian Football League player Larry Crawford; distant relative of Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford
Mijon CummingsOFSteinbrenner HS, Tampa
Father is former MLB outfielder Midre Cummings
Michael DarrOFSantiago HS, Corona, Calif.
Father and grandfather (both named Mike Darr) played in MLB
Cody DentOFFlorida
Father is former MLB all-star Bucky Dent
Edwin DiazSSMartine HS, Vega Alta, P.R.
Father is former MLB infielder Edwin Diaz
Danny Diekroeger2BStanford
Brother is Royals minor  league infielder Kenny Diekroeger
Spencer DrakeRHPWabash Valley (Ill.) CC
Brother is former White Sox minor league pitcher Blake Drake
Dalton Dulin2BMemphis University HS
Son is former minor leaguer and travel ball coach Tim Dulin
Dakota DvorakRHPWagner
Cousin is former MLB catcher Craig Colbert
Tucker Esmay2BArizona State
Father is Arizona State head coach Tim Esmay
Luke FarrellRHPNorthwestern
Father is former MLB pitcher and Red Sox manager John Farrell
Kris GardnerLHPWichita State
Father is former minor league pitcher Scott Gardner
Bobby GerenCPrinceton
Father is former MLB catcher and manager Bob Geren
Drew GhelfiRHPMinnesota
Father is former MLB pitcher Tony Ghelfi
Ronnie Gideon3BHallsville (Texas) HS
Father is Rockies minor league development supervisor Ron Gideon
Connor Goedert3BNeosho County (Kan.) CC
Brother is Pirates minor league third baseman Jared Goedert
Marco GonzalesLHPGonzaga
Father is former minor league pitcher and Rockies minor league pitching coach Frank Gonzales
Austin GrebeckOFMater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.
Father is former MLB shortstop Craig Grebeck
Seth GreeneRHPVirginia Commonwealth
Father is former MLB pitcher Tommy Greene
Reed HarperSSAustin Peay State
Brother is Braves minor leaguer Ryne Harper
Greg HarrisRHPLos Alamitos (Calif.) HS
Father is former MLB pitcher Greg Harris
Greg Harrison1BFurman
Brother is Mets minor leaguer Brian Harrison
Hunter HarveyRHPBandys HS, Catawba, N.C.
Father is former MLB righthander Bryan Harvey; brother is former minor leaguer Kris Harvey
Jordan HaseltineRHPSan Francisco
Brother Trevin is also a prospect for the 2013 draft
Trevin HaseltineRHPWood HS, Vacaville, Calif.
Brother Jordan is also a prospect for the 2013 draft
Blake HennesseySSArlington Country Day HS, Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Father is former minor leaguer and Dodgers Florida scout Scott Hennessey
Jacob HeywardOFEagles Landing Christian Academy
Brother is Braves outfielder Jason Heyward
Blake HigginsRHPJackson (Mich.) CC
Brother is Marlins minor league pitcher Tyler Higgins
Justin HigleyOFSacramento State
Cousin is Nationals minor league outfielder J.P. Higley
Chad HockinRHPDamien HS, La Verne, Calif.
Grandfather is Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew
Brad HollandSSMesquite HS, Gilbert, Ariz.
Father is Phillies area scout Brad Holland
Seth HolmanRHPCowley County (Kan.) CC
Uncles are former MLB pitchers Brad Holman and Brian Holman
Jonathan HoltOFEast Carolina
Brother is Nationals minor league righthander Greg Holt
Carter HopeRHPThe Woodlands (Texas) HS
Brother is Marlins minor league pitcher Mason Hope
Torii Hunter Jr.OFProsper (Texas) HS
Father is nine-time Gold Glove outfielder Torii Hunter
Anthony HuttingOFCal State Fullerton
Cousin is former MLB outfielder Aaron Rowand; cousin is Royals pitcher James Shields
Joe JacksonCThe Citadel
Distant relative of Shoeless Joe Jackson
Daulton JefferiesRHPBuhach Colony HS, Atwater, Calif.
Brother is Marlins minor league pitcher Jake Jefferies
Alex Jones3BPell City (Ala.) HS
Father is former MLB pitcher Todd Jones
Ryder Jones3B/RHPWatauga HS, Boone, N.C.
Father is Appalachian State head coach Billy Jones
Jake KalishOFGeorge Mason
Brother is Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish
Pat KaminskaRHPCentral Michigan
Father is former minor leaguer Kris Kaminska; brother is Red Sox minor leaguer Kyle Kaminska
Tony Kemp2BVanderbilt
Brother is former Brewers minor leaguer Corey Kemp
Jared KingOFKansas State
Brother is Tigers outfield prospect Jason King
Andrew KnappCCalifornia
Father is former minor leaguer Mike Knapp; brother Aaron Knapp is also a 2013 draft prospect
Aaron KnappOFGranite Bay (Calif.) HS
Father is former minor leaguer Mike Knapp; brother Andrew Knapp is also a 2013 draft prospect
Ricky KnappRHPFlorida Gulf Coast
Father is Dodgers minor league pitching coach Rick Knapp
Trace Knoblauch1BIndiana
Uncle is former MLB second baseman Chuck Knoblauch
Austin KubitzaRHPRice
Brother is Braves third base prospect Kyle Kubitza
Jake KucekCYoungstown State
Father is former MLB pitcher Jack Kucek
Kevin KuntzSSKansas
Father is former MLB outfielder and Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz
Angel LandazuriRHPRedlands (Calif.) HS
Cousin is Mariners pitching prospect Steve Landazuri
Adam Law2BBrigham Young
Father is former MLB all-star infielder Vance Law; grandfather is 1960 Cy Young award winner Vern Law
David LedbetterRHPCedarville (Ohio)
Twin brother Ryan also plays at Cedarville and is a prospect for the draft
Ryan LedbetterRHP/2BCedarville (Ohio)
Twin brother David also plays at Cedarville and is a prospect for the draft
Ryan LidgeCBarrington (Ill.) HS
Cousin is former MLB pitcher Brad Lidge
Corey LittrellLHPKentucky
Grandfather is former MLB infielder Jack Littrell; father is former minor leaguer Jack Littrell
Jaron LongRHPOhio State
Father is Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long
Dylan Manwaring3BHorseheads (N.Y.) HS
Father is former MLB catcher Kirt Manwaring
Blaise MarisCSt. Francis Caholic HS, Gainesville, Fla.
Grandfather is Yankees legend Roger Maris
Cody MartinOFCollege of Charleston
Brother is Phillies pitching prospect Ethan Martin
David MastersSSCentral Arizona JC
Second cousin is actor Jon Hamm
Jacob MayOFCoastal Carolina
Grandfather is former MLB outfielder Lee May; father is Mariners hitting coordinator Lee May Jr.
L.J. Mazzilli2BConnecticut
Father is former MLB infielder Lee Mazzilli
Ty McFarlandOFJames Madison
Father is James Madison head coach Spanky McFarland
Kyle McGowinRHPSavannah State
Distant relative of Ty Cobb
Andrew McWilliam3BWestview HS, San Diego
Father is Tigers West Coast crosschecker Tim McWilliam
Jack MeggsOFBellevue (Wash.) HS
Father is Washington head coach Lindsay Meggs
Nick MerulloCJames Madison
Father is former MLB catcher Matt Merullo
Matt MilkeRHPBrigham Young
Father is former Mets minor leaguer George Milke
Ian MillerOFWagner
Father is former minor leaguer Mark Miller; father's godfather is former Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh
Jason Monda1B/RHPWashington State
Father is former minor league first baseman Greg Monda
Colin Moran3BNorth Carolina
Brother is Mariners pitching prospect Brian Moran; uncle is former MLB outfielder B.J. Surhoff; uncle is former MLB pitcher Rich Surhoff
Dillon MoyerSSUC San Diego
Father is former MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer
Luke MunsonLHPJames Madison
Brother is Diamondbacks pitching prospect Kevin Munson
Tucker NeuhausSSWharton HS, Tampa
Father is former head coach of Division-III Bethel (Minn.)
Trey Nielsen1B/RHPUtah
Father is former MLB pitcher Scott Nielsen
Michael O’NeillOFMichigan
Uncle is former MLB outfielder Michael O’Neill
Matt Orloff2BCal State Fullerton
Brother is Astros minor leaguer Ben Orloff
Preston Palmeiro1BHeritage HS, Frisco, Texas
Father is four-time all-star first baseman Rafael Palmeiro
Jordan ParrOFIllinois
Twin brother Justin also plays at Illinois
Justin ParrOFIllinois
Twin brother Jordan also plays at Illinois
Kirby Pellant2BOhio State
Father is White Sox scout Gary Pellant
D.J. Peterson3BNew Mexico
Brother is 2013 draft prospect Dustin Peterson
Dustin Peterson3BGilbert (Ariz.) HS
Brother is 2013 draft prospect D.J. Peterson
Josh PettitteRHPDeer Park (Texas) HS
Father is Yankees lefthander Andy Pettitte
Jimmy PickensOFMichigan State
Brother is former minor league catcher Doug Pickens
Chad Pinder3BVirginia Tech
Father is former minor league pitcher Chris Pinder
Ryan PlantierOFCornell
Father is former MLB first baseman Phil Plantier
Zach PlesacRHPCrown Point (Ind.) HS
Uncle is former MLB pitcher and MLB Network analyst Dan Plesac
Cal QuantrillRHPTrinity College School, Port Hope, Ont.
Father is former MLB pitcher Paul Quantrill
Logan Quimuyog1BMosely HS, Lynn Haven, Fla.
Father is Twins East Coast crosschecker Mark Quimuyog
Manny Ramirez Jr.OFIMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
Father is 12-time all star outfielder Manny Ramirez
Reno RankinOFCleveland HS, Los Angeles
Uncle is actor Jamie Foxx
Javier ReynosoLHPMiddle Georgia JC
Father is former MLB outfielder Reggie Williams
Jake RichmondSSOak Hills HS, Cincinnati
Brother is White Sox minor league outfielder Josh Richmond
Kramer RobertsonSSMidway HS, Waco, Texas
Mother is Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey
Dillon Robinson3BBrigham Young
Brother is former Cardinals minor leaguer Darek Robinson; Marlins minor league righthander Jordan Smith and former Blue Jays minor league righthander Egan Smith are first cousins, once removed
Daniel RockettOFTexas-San Antonio
Brother is former Tigers minor league outfielder Michael Rockett
Elijah Rodriguez2BGrand Street Campus HS, New York
Father is former MLB pitcher Frankie Rodriguez
Ali RodriguezSSNew York Institute of Technology
Uncle is Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez
Leo Rojas3BAlabama State
Father is former minor leaguer Alvaro Espinosa
Jake RomanskiC/RHPSan Diego State
Brother is Yankees minor league pitcher Josh Romanski
Dante RosenbergCSouth Carolina
Father is former MLB pitcher Steve Rosenberg
Shane RowlandCTampa
Father is Yankees international scouting director Donny Rowland
Dalton SaberhagenLHPTennessee
Father is former MLB pitcher Bret Saberhagen
Andrew Sable3BGeorge Mason
Father is former minor league infielder Luke Sable
Parker SanburnRHPKokomo (Ind.) HS
Brother is Athletics pitching prospect Nolan Sanburn
Cord SandbergOFManatee HS, Bradenton, Fla.
Father is former minor leaguer Chuck Sandberg
Lukas SchiraldiRHPNavarro (Texas) JC
Father is former MLB pitcher Calvin Schiraldi
Andrew SchmidtOFRegis Jesuit HS, Aurora, Colo.
Father is Rockies scouting director Bill Schmidt
Erik SchoenrockLHPMemphis
Father is Memphis head coach Daron Schoenrock
Travis SeabrookeLHPCrestwood SS, North Monaghan, Ont.
Father is former NHL player Glen Seabrooke
Justin Seager3BCharlotte
Brother is Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager; brother is Dodgers 2012 first-round pick Corey Seager
Cody Semler2BWeatherford (Texas) JC
Father is Mets area scout Max Semler
Kyle SerranoRHPFarragut HS, Knoxville, Tenn.
Father is Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano
JaVon ShelbySSTates Creek HS, Lexington, Ky.
Father is former MLB outfielder John Shelby; brother is former minor league outfielder John Shelby; cousin is MLB infielder Josh Harrison
Braden ShipleyRHPNevada
Cousin is NFL wide receiver Jordan Shipley
Tyson SimpsonOFNorth Carolina Central
Cousin is Red Sox outfield prospect Jackie Bradley
Ryan SmithRHPBaylor
Father is Baylor head coach Steve Smith
Sebastian StargellOFTexas Southern
Uncle is Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Stargell
Brock Stewart2BIllinois State
Father is Padres area scout Jeff Stewart
Kevin StenhouseOFRhode Island
Grandfather is former MLB pitcher Dave Stenhouse; father is former MLB outfielder Mike Stenhouse
Gandy StubblefieldRHPTexas A&M
Brother Tyler is also a prospect for the draft
Tyler StubblefieldLHPTexas
Brother Gandy is also a prospect for the draft
Sam TewesRHPWaverly (Neb.) HS
Father is former team doctor for Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Timberwolves Doug Tewes
Wes TorrezRHPJacksonville
Father is former MLB pitcher Mike Torrez; cousin is former minor league pitcher David Proctor; cousin is former minor league pitcher Theodore Heflin; cousin is former minor league first baseman John Wayne Proctor
J.D. UnderwoodRHPPalm Beach State (Fla.) JC
Father is former MLB pitcher Tom Underwood
Riley UnroeSSDesert Ridge HS, Mesa, Ariz.
Father is former MLB infielder Tim Unroe
Pat ValaikaSSUCLA
Brother is Marlins infielder Chris Valaika
Tanner Vavra2BValparaiso
Father is Twins third base coach Joe Vavra
Ben VerlanderOFOld Dominion
Brother is Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander
Austin VothRHPWashington
Cousin is Cardinals pitching prospect Sam Gaviglio
Chad WallachCCal State Fullerton
Father is former MLB third baseman Tim Wallach; brother Matt is a catcher in the Dodgers system; brother Brett also played in the minor leagues
Brodie WeissSSRegis Jesuit HS, Aurora, Colo.
Father is former MLB shortstop and Rockies manager Walt Weiss
Erich Weiss3BTexas
Father is former MLB infielder Gary Weiss
Jamie Westbrook2BBasha HS, Chandler, Ariz.
Distant cousin of former NFL running back Brian Westbrook
Seaver WhalenSSUnion HS, Camas, Wash.
Father is Brewers area scout Shawn Whalen
Sutton WhitingSSLouisville
Brother is former minor league outfielder Boomer Whiting
Daniel WilliamsOFCedar Ridge HS, Round Rock, Texas
Uncle is former NFL cornerback Ken Taylor; brother is Buffalo Bills defensive back Aaron Williams
Trey Williams3BJC of the Canyons (Calif.)
Father is former MLB infielder Eddie Williams
Sam WolffRHPNew Mexico
Father is former minor leaguer Steven Wolff
Kean Wong2BWaiakea HS, Hilo, Hawaii
Brother is Cardinals second base prospect Kolten Wong
Matt WotherspoonRHPPittsburgh
Uncle is former Cubs manager Mike Quade
Jordan WrenOFLandmark Christian School, Fairburn, Ga.
Father is Braves general manager Frank Wren
Kyle WrenOFGeorgia Tech
Father is Braves general manager Frank Wren
Stephen WrennOFWalton HS, Marietta, Ga.
Father is former minor leaguer Stephen Wrenn
Mike YastrzemskiOFVanderbilt
Grandfather is Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski
Cody YountOFVirginia Commonwealth
Father is former MLB pitcher Larry Yount; uncle is Hall of Famer Robin Yount
Tyler ZupcicOFAppalachian State
Father is former MLB outfielder Bob Zupcic


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