Brewers draft Scott Boras' son
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers have drafted Trent Boras, the son of agent Scott Boras.
Milwaukee took the younger Boras, a high school third baseman from Newport Coast, Calif., in the 30th round of the baseball draft on Tuesday.
Boras' father is known for hard-driving negotiating tactics that lead to big contracts for his clients. Among them is Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder, who is expected to explore free agency when his deal expires after this season.
One round earlier, the Brewers took right-hander David Lucroy, the younger brother of Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
The Chicago Cubs also took a baseball son, drafting California high school outfielder Shawon Dunston Jr. in the 11th round. Shawon Sr. was the No. 1 overall pick by Chicago in 1982 and the cannon-armed shortstop played 18 big league seasons.
The sons of Ivan Rodriguez, Steve Garvey and Kevin Seitzer and the great-nephew of Eddie Gaedel -- who's 6-foot-3, unlike his 3-foot-7 great-uncle who drew a walk in one of baseball's most famous publicity stunts 60 years ago -- were also among some familiar names called Tuesday.
The Minnesota Twins drafted Dereck Rodriguez, the son of the 14-time All-Star catcher, in the sixth round. The younger Rodriguez played center field and pitched for Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami.
The Philadelphia Phillies selected Ryan Garvey, a California high school outfielder, in the 15th round.
Cameron Seitzer, a slugging first baseman for Oklahoma, was taken in the 11th round by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Valparaiso outfielder Kyle Gaedele -- his last name has an extra "e" at the end -- was a sixth-round pick of the San Diego Padres. The highest-drafted player in school history, he hit .326 in three years with the Crusaders, with 17 home runs and 121 RBIs.
Bryce Harper's brother also went to Washington. South Carolina lefty Bryan Harper was drafted in the 30th round by the Nationals, who chose slugger Bryce with the No. 1 overall pick a year ago.
The Nationals also took Georgia high school shortstop Deion Williams, the grandson of former big leaguer George Scott, in the 16th round, and Arkansas-Little Rock right-hander Travis Henke, the son of former closer Tom Henke, in the 22nd.
Arizona State outfielder Johnny Ruettiger, whose uncle is former Notre Dame football walk-on Dan Ruettiger -- better known as "Rudy" -- was taken by the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth round.
Former big league backup Chris Cron was able to celebrate two days in a row. His son C.J., a first baseman at the University of Utah, was a first-round pick of the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. Younger son Kevin, an Arizona high school first baseman, went to the Seattle Mariners in the third round.
The sons of Dante Bichette and Dwight Smith were selected on the draft's first day.
Among other notable names drafted Tuesday was TCU lefty Matt Purke, who was once considered a potential No. 1 overall pick until a sore shoulder limited his season. He was the 14th overall pick by the Texas Rangers out of high school two years ago but slid to Washington in the third round this year.
Texas A&M right-hander John Stilson was also considered a potential first-rounder, but he recently announced he needed surgery to repair a torn labrum. Still, the Toronto Blue Jays took a shot by drafting him in the third round -- 12 picks after Purke went.
The Pittsburgh Pirates opened the second day of the draft by taking Texas high school outfielder Josh Bell, a slugger who has first-round talent but has said he intends to go to the University of Texas.
The draft finishes Wednesday with rounds 31-50.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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