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.
|Brother is Diamondbacks shortstop prospect Nick Ahmed
|Brother is former NFL running back Tony Fisher
|Father is former MLB outfielder Jamie Allen
|Father is Orange Coast (Calif.) head coach John Altobelli
|Uncle is Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro
|Brother is Padres pitching prospect Matt Andriese
|El Toro HS, Lake Forest, Calif.
|Brother is Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado
|Brother is Orioles minor league first baseman Nik Balog
|San Diego Christian JC
|Father is former MLB catcher Chris Bando; uncle is former MLB third baseman Sal Bando
|Starkville (Miss.) Academy
|Father is Indians area scout Chuck Bartlett
|Father is former MLB pitcher, coach and scout Shawn Barton
|Buchanan HS, Clovis, Calif.
|Father is Fresno State head coach Mike Batesole
|Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix
|Father is former MLB infielder Jay Bell
|Hamilton HS, Chandler, Ariz.
|Father is former MLB infielder Clay Bellinger
|Father is former minor league infielder Michael Benjamin
|Distant relative of Hall of Famer Yogi Berra
|Southeast Missouri State
|Father is former MLB outfielder and current Southeast Missouri State head coach Steve Bieser
|St. Thomas HS, Houston
|Father is seven-time all-star second baseman Craig Biggio
|Winter Haven (Fla.) HS
|Father is former MLB catcher Pat Borders
|West Florence (S.C.) HS
|Cousin is Packers tight end Brandon Bostick
|Brother is former Rays minor leaguer Michael Bourdon
|Lakeland (Fla.) Christian HS
|Father is former MLB shortstop Rafael Bournigal
|Distant relative of Hall of Famer Bob Feller and former first lady Dolly Madison
|Rancho Buena Vista HS, Vista, Calif.
|Uncle is former MLB pitcher Oil Can Boyd
|Uncle is former MLB outfielder and hitting coach Mickey Brantley; cousin is Indians outfielder Michael Brantley
|Faulkner State (Ala.) JC
|Father is former Expos minor leaguer Scott Bray
|Brother is Rockies lefthander Rex Brothers
|Father is former minor leaguer Jeff Bruggemann, MLB’s current ambassador to China
|Brother-in-law is former Dodgers minor leaguer Derek Cone
|Mount Si HS, Snoqualmie, Wash.
|Father is former MLB outfielder Jay Buhner
|Downer’s Grove South (Ill.) HS
|Brother is Louisville righthander Nick Burdi, a top draft prospect for 2014
|Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.
|Father is former MLB outfielder John Cangelosi
|Memorial HS, Houston
|Father is 11-time all-star pitcher Roger Clemens
|Brother is Southern Illinois righthander Sam Coonrod, a top prospect for 2014
|Brother is Yankees minor league pitcher Caleb Cotham
|Father is Oklahoma City head coach Denney Crabaugh
|Lakewood (Calif.) HS
|Father is former Canadian Football League player Larry Crawford; distant relative of Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford
|Steinbrenner HS, Tampa
|Father is former MLB outfielder Midre Cummings
|Santiago HS, Corona, Calif.
|Father and grandfather (both named Mike Darr) played in MLB
|Father is former MLB all-star Bucky Dent
|Martine HS, Vega Alta, P.R.
|Father is former MLB infielder Edwin Diaz
|Brother is Royals minor league infielder Kenny Diekroeger
|Wabash Valley (Ill.) CC
|Brother is former White Sox minor league pitcher Blake Drake
|Memphis University HS
|Son is former minor leaguer and travel ball coach Tim Dulin
|Cousin is former MLB catcher Craig Colbert
|Father is Arizona State head coach Tim Esmay
|Father is former MLB pitcher and Red Sox manager John Farrell
|Father is former minor league pitcher Scott Gardner
|Father is former MLB catcher and manager Bob Geren
|Father is former MLB pitcher Tony Ghelfi
|Hallsville (Texas) HS
|Father is Rockies minor league development supervisor Ron Gideon
|Neosho County (Kan.) CC
|Brother is Pirates minor league third baseman Jared Goedert
|Father is former minor league pitcher and Rockies minor league pitching coach Frank Gonzales
|Mater Dei HS, Santa Ana, Calif.
|Father is former MLB shortstop Craig Grebeck
|Father is former MLB pitcher Tommy Greene
|Austin Peay State
|Brother is Braves minor leaguer Ryne Harper
|Los Alamitos (Calif.) HS
|Father is former MLB pitcher Greg Harris
|Brother is Mets minor leaguer Brian Harrison
|Bandys HS, Catawba, N.C.
|Father is former MLB righthander Bryan Harvey; brother is former minor leaguer Kris Harvey
|Brother Trevin is also a prospect for the 2013 draft
|Wood HS, Vacaville, Calif.
|Brother Jordan is also a prospect for the 2013 draft
|Arlington Country Day HS, Ponte Vedra, Fla.
|Father is former minor leaguer and Dodgers Florida scout Scott Hennessey
|Eagles Landing Christian Academy
|Brother is Braves outfielder Jason Heyward
|Jackson (Mich.) CC
|Brother is Marlins minor league pitcher Tyler Higgins
|Cousin is Nationals minor league outfielder J.P. Higley
|Damien HS, La Verne, Calif.
|Grandfather is Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew
|Mesquite HS, Gilbert, Ariz.
|Father is Phillies area scout Brad Holland
|Cowley County (Kan.) CC
|Uncles are former MLB pitchers Brad Holman and Brian Holman
|Brother is Nationals minor league righthander Greg Holt
|The Woodlands (Texas) HS
|Brother is Marlins minor league pitcher Mason Hope
|Torii Hunter Jr.
|Prosper (Texas) HS
|Father is nine-time Gold Glove outfielder Torii Hunter
|Cal State Fullerton
|Cousin is former MLB outfielder Aaron Rowand; cousin is Royals pitcher James Shields
|Distant relative of Shoeless Joe Jackson
|Buhach Colony HS, Atwater, Calif.
|Brother is Marlins minor league pitcher Jake Jefferies
|Pell City (Ala.) HS
|Father is former MLB pitcher Todd Jones
|Watauga HS, Boone, N.C.
|Father is Appalachian State head coach Billy Jones
|Brother is Red Sox outfielder Ryan Kalish
|Father is former minor leaguer Kris Kaminska; brother is Red Sox minor leaguer Kyle Kaminska
|Brother is former Brewers minor leaguer Corey Kemp
|Brother is Tigers outfield prospect Jason King
|Father is former minor leaguer Mike Knapp; brother Aaron Knapp is also a 2013 draft prospect
|Granite Bay (Calif.) HS
|Father is former minor leaguer Mike Knapp; brother Andrew Knapp is also a 2013 draft prospect
|Florida Gulf Coast
|Father is Dodgers minor league pitching coach Rick Knapp
|Uncle is former MLB second baseman Chuck Knoblauch
|Brother is Braves third base prospect Kyle Kubitza
|Father is former MLB pitcher Jack Kucek
|Father is former MLB outfielder and Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz
|Redlands (Calif.) HS
|Cousin is Mariners pitching prospect Steve Landazuri
|Father is former MLB all-star infielder Vance Law; grandfather is 1960 Cy Young award winner Vern Law
|Twin brother Ryan also plays at Cedarville and is a prospect for the draft
|Twin brother David also plays at Cedarville and is a prospect for the draft
|Barrington (Ill.) HS
|Cousin is former MLB pitcher Brad Lidge
|Grandfather is former MLB infielder Jack Littrell; father is former minor leaguer Jack Littrell
|Father is Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long
|Horseheads (N.Y.) HS
|Father is former MLB catcher Kirt Manwaring
|St. Francis Caholic HS, Gainesville, Fla.
|Grandfather is Yankees legend Roger Maris
|College of Charleston
|Brother is Phillies pitching prospect Ethan Martin
|Central Arizona JC
|Second cousin is actor Jon Hamm
|Grandfather is former MLB outfielder Lee May; father is Mariners hitting coordinator Lee May Jr.
|Father is former MLB infielder Lee Mazzilli
|Father is James Madison head coach Spanky McFarland
|Distant relative of Ty Cobb
|Westview HS, San Diego
|Father is Tigers West Coast crosschecker Tim McWilliam
|Bellevue (Wash.) HS
|Father is Washington head coach Lindsay Meggs
|Father is former MLB catcher Matt Merullo
|Father is former Mets minor leaguer George Milke
|Father is former minor leaguer Mark Miller; father’s godfather is former Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh
|Father is former minor league first baseman Greg Monda
|Brother is Mariners pitching prospect Brian Moran; uncle is former MLB outfielder B.J. Surhoff; uncle is former MLB pitcher Rich Surhoff
|UC San Diego
|Father is former MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer
|Brother is Diamondbacks pitching prospect Kevin Munson
|Wharton HS, Tampa
|Father is former head coach of Division-III Bethel (Minn.)
|Father is former MLB pitcher Scott Nielsen
|Uncle is former MLB outfielder Michael O’Neill
|Cal State Fullerton
|Brother is Astros minor leaguer Ben Orloff
|Heritage HS, Frisco, Texas
|Father is four-time all-star first baseman Rafael Palmeiro
|Twin brother Justin also plays at Illinois
|Twin brother Jordan also plays at Illinois
|Father is White Sox scout Gary Pellant
|Brother is 2013 draft prospect Dustin Peterson
|Gilbert (Ariz.) HS
|Brother is 2013 draft prospect D.J. Peterson
|Deer Park (Texas) HS
|Father is Yankees lefthander Andy Pettitte
|Brother is former minor league catcher Doug Pickens
|Father is former minor league pitcher Chris Pinder
|Father is former MLB first baseman Phil Plantier
|Crown Point (Ind.) HS
|Uncle is former MLB pitcher and MLB Network analyst Dan Plesac
|Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ont.
|Father is former MLB pitcher Paul Quantrill
|Mosely HS, Lynn Haven, Fla.
|Father is Twins East Coast crosschecker Mark Quimuyog
|Manny Ramirez Jr.
|IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
|Father is 12-time all star outfielder Manny Ramirez
|Cleveland HS, Los Angeles
|Uncle is actor Jamie Foxx
|Middle Georgia JC
|Father is former MLB outfielder Reggie Williams
|Oak Hills HS, Cincinnati
|Brother is White Sox minor league outfielder Josh Richmond
|Midway HS, Waco, Texas
|Mother is Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey
|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
|Brother is former Tigers minor league outfielder Michael Rockett
|Grand Street Campus HS, New York
|Father is former MLB pitcher Frankie Rodriguez
|New York Institute of Technology
|Uncle is Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez
|Father is former minor leaguer Alvaro Espinosa
|San Diego State
|Brother is Yankees minor league pitcher Josh Romanski
|Father is former MLB pitcher Steve Rosenberg
|Father is Yankees international scouting director Donny Rowland
|Father is former MLB pitcher Bret Saberhagen
|Father is former minor league infielder Luke Sable
|Kokomo (Ind.) HS
|Brother is Athletics pitching prospect Nolan Sanburn
|Manatee HS, Bradenton, Fla.
|Father is former minor leaguer Chuck Sandberg
|Navarro (Texas) JC
|Father is former MLB pitcher Calvin Schiraldi
|Regis Jesuit HS, Aurora, Colo.
|Father is Rockies scouting director Bill Schmidt
|Father is Memphis head coach Daron Schoenrock
|Crestwood SS, North Monaghan, Ont.
|Father is former NHL player Glen Seabrooke
|Brother is Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager; brother is Dodgers 2012 first-round pick Corey Seager
|Weatherford (Texas) JC
|Father is Mets area scout Max Semler
|Farragut HS, Knoxville, Tenn.
|Father is Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano
|Tates 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
|Cousin is NFL wide receiver Jordan Shipley
|North Carolina Central
|Cousin is Red Sox outfield prospect Jackie Bradley
|Father is Baylor head coach Steve Smith
|Uncle is Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Stargell
|Father is Padres area scout Jeff Stewart
|Grandfather is former MLB pitcher Dave Stenhouse; father is former MLB outfielder Mike Stenhouse
|Brother Tyler is also a prospect for the draft
|Brother Gandy is also a prospect for the draft
|Waverly (Neb.) HS
|Father is former team doctor for Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Timberwolves Doug Tewes
|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
|Palm Beach State (Fla.) JC
|Father is former MLB pitcher Tom Underwood
|Desert Ridge HS, Mesa, Ariz.
|Father is former MLB infielder Tim Unroe
|Brother is Marlins infielder Chris Valaika
|Father is Twins third base coach Joe Vavra
|Brother is Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander
|Cousin is Cardinals pitching prospect Sam Gaviglio
|Cal 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
|Regis Jesuit HS, Aurora, Colo.
|Father is former MLB shortstop and Rockies manager Walt Weiss
|Father is former MLB infielder Gary Weiss
|Basha HS, Chandler, Ariz.
|Distant cousin of former NFL running back Brian Westbrook
|Union HS, Camas, Wash.
|Father is Brewers area scout Shawn Whalen
|Brother is former minor league outfielder Boomer Whiting
|Cedar Ridge HS, Round Rock, Texas
|Uncle is former NFL cornerback Ken Taylor; brother is Buffalo Bills defensive back Aaron Williams
|JC of the Canyons (Calif.)
|Father is former MLB infielder Eddie Williams
|Father is former minor leaguer Steven Wolff
|Waiakea HS, Hilo, Hawaii
|Brother is Cardinals second base prospect Kolten Wong
|Uncle is former Cubs manager Mike Quade
|Landmark Christian School, Fairburn, Ga.
|Father is Braves general manager Frank Wren
|Father is Braves general manager Frank Wren
|Walton HS, Marietta, Ga.
|Father is former minor leaguer Stephen Wrenn
|Grandfather is Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski
|Father is former MLB pitcher Larry Yount; uncle is Hall of Famer Robin Yount
|Father is former MLB outfielder Bob Zupcic
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