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MLB bloodlines run deep with 2013 draftees

MLB bloodlines run deep with 2013 draftees

Sometimes, the sport really is in the blood.

And sometimes, a player's DNA and lineage are actually important parts of his baseball makeup.

It's always been a family affair when it comes to the First-Year Player Draft, and this year is not any different.

2013 Draft Central

The 2013 First-Year Player Draft wraps up Saturday, with Rounds 11-40 streamed live on MLB.com.

MLB.com's coverage includes Draft Central, the Top 100 Draft Prospects list and Draft Tracker, a live interactive application that includes a searchable database of Draft-eligible players. You can also keep up to date by following @MLBDraft on Twitter. And get into the Draft conversation by tagging your tweets with #mlbdraft.

Last June, players with famous names like Ripken, Yastrzemski, Mazzilli, Roenicke, Hershiser and Oquendo were called during the three-day event, officially introducing the baseball world to the sons, grandsons, nephews, brothers, and cousins of men with big league ties.

This week, there's a new generation of players with names like Biggio, Clemens, Farrell, Palmeiro, Sheffield and Weiss that are hoping to carry on the family legacy, and some have already heard their names called.

There are no stronger ties than baseball and family. Here's a look at some of Draft-eligible players with MLB bloodlines.

Trever Allen (RF, Arizona St.)
Son of former Major League outfielder Jamie Allen

Robert Amaro (3B, Virginia)
Nephew of Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro

Jordan Anderson (CF, Columbia State CC)
Son of former NFL player Jesse Anderson

Kyle Arnsberg (C, La. Tech)
Son of former Major League pitcher Brad Arnsberg

Jonah Arenado(3B, El Toro HS)
Brother of Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was selected in the 16th round (492nd overall) by the Giants.

Tad Barton (RHP, Millersville Univ.)
Son of former Major League player and scout Shawn Barton

Cody Bellinger (1B, Hamilton HS)
Son of former Major League player Clay Bellinger, selected in the fourth round (124th pick overall) by the Dodgers

Michael Benjamin (3B, Arizona St.)
Son of former Major League infielder Mike Benjamin was selected in the 13th round (379th overall pick) by the Rockies.

Cameron Berra (1B, Eastern Illinois)
Relative of Yankees great Yogi Berra

Mitch Bevacqua (SS, Lake City HS)
Nephew of former Major League player Kurt Bevacqua

Cavan Biggio (2B, St. Thomas HS)
Son of former Major League infielder/outfielder Craig Biggio

Luke Borders (3B, Winter Haven HS)
Son of former Major League catcher Pat Borders

Justin Brantley (RHP, Siena)
Nephew of former Major League outfielder and hitting coach Mickey Brantley, and cousin of Indians outfielder Michael Brantley

Hunter Brothers (RHP, Lipscomb Univ.)
Brother of Rockies pitcher Rex Brothers was selected in the 24th round (709th pick overall) by the Rockies.

Gunnar Buhner (INF, Mount Si HS)
Son of former Mariners outfielder Jay Buhner

Austin Cangelosi (SS, Sandburg HS)
Son of former Major League outfielder John Cangelosi

Kacy Clemens (RHP, Memorial HS)
Son of former Major League pitcher Roger Clemens

J.P. Crawford (SS, Lakewood HS) -- No. 19 on MLB.com's Top 100 Draft Prospects list
Cousin of Dodgers outfielder Carl Crawford, selected in the first round (16th overall) by the Phillies

Carson Cross (RHP, Connecticut)
Son of former NBA player Jeff Cross

Cody Dent (SS, Florida)
Son of former Major League infielder Bucky Dent was selected in the 22nd round (676th pick overall) by the Nationals.

 

Edwin Diaz (SS, Ladislao Martinez HS)
Son of former Major League infielder Edwin Diaz selected in the 15th round (461st overall pick) by the A's.

Ryan Eades (RHP, LSU)
Son of former Minor League player Ned Eades, taken in the second round (43rd pick) by the Twins

Luke Farrell (RHP, Northwestern)
Son of Red Sox manager John Farrell, selected in the sixth round (174th pick overall) by the Royals

John (JJ) Franco (2B/SS, Brown)
Son of former Major League pitcher John Franco

Brett Geren (INF/C, Princeton)
Son of former Major League player and manager Bob Geren

Ronnie Gideon (3B, Hallsville HS)
Son of Rockies field coordinator Ron Gideon

Kendrick Gutierrez (1B, American Senior HS)
Son of former Major League infielder Ricky Gutierrez

Hunter Harvey (RHP, Bandys HS) -- No. 22 on MLB.com's Top 100 Draft Prospects list
Son of former Major League pitcher Bryan Harvey and brother of Minor Leaguer Kris Harvey, selected in the first round (22nd overall) by the Orioles

Blake Hennessey (SS, Arlington Country Day)
Son of Dodgers scout Scott Hennessey

Jacob Heyward (LF, Eagle's Landing Christian Academy)
Brother of Atlanta outfielder Jason Heyward

Kenny Hill (3B, Carroll HS)
Son of former Major League pitcher Ken Hill

Jordan Hinshaw (CF, Georgetown College)
Son of former Major Leaguer George Hinshaw

Chad Hockin (RHP, Bonita HS)
Grandson of Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew

Daniel Howell (1B, Oklahoma Baptist)
Son of former Major League player Roy Howell

Torii Hunter Jr. (OF, Prosper HS)
Son of Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter Sr.

Joe Jackson (C, Citadel)
Great-great nephew of former Major League player Joe Jackson, selected in the fifth round (160th pick overall) by the Rangers

Alex Jones (3B, Pell City HS)
Son of former Major League pitcher Todd Jones

Ricky Knapp (RHP, Florida Gulf Coast Univ.)
Son of Dodgers pitching coordinator Rich Knapp, selected in the eighth round (236th pick overall) by the Mets

C.J. Latham (CF, Bishop Gorman HS)
Son of former Major League outfielder Chris Latham

Adam Law (2B, Brigham Young)
Son of former Major League outfielder Vance Law and grandson of Vern Law was selected in the 12th round (364th pick overall) by the Dodgers.

Mark Leiter Jr. (RHP, NJ Institute of Technology)
Son of former Major League pitcher Mark Leiter and nephew of former Major League pitcher Al Leiter

Brandon Leskanic (RHP, Lake Mary HS)
Son of former Major League pitcher Curt Leskanic

Ryan Lidge (C, Barrington HS)
Cousin of former Major League pitcher Brad Lidge

Dylan Manwaring (3B, Horseheads HS)
Son of former Major League catcher Kirt Manwaring, selected in the ninth round (283rd pick overall) by the Braves

Jacob May (LF, Coastal Carolina Univ.)
Grandson of former Major League outfielder Lee May and son of Mariners hitting coordinator Lee May Jr., selected by the White Sox in the third round (91st overall)

L.J. Mazzilli (2B/SS, Connecticut)
Son of former Major League player Lee Mazzilli, selected in the fourth round (116th pick overall) by the Mets

Jaron Long (RHP, Ohio State)
Son of Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long

Ryan McCarvel (C, Canyon Springs HS)
Nephew of former NBA player Chris Mills

Colin Moran (SS, UNC Chapel Hill) -- No. 6 on MLB.com's Top 100 Draft Prospects list
Brother of Mariners pitching prospect Brian Moran and nephew of former Major League outfielder B.J. Surhoff, selected in the first round (sixth overall) by the Marlins

Dillon Moyer (SS, UC San Diego)
Son of former Major League pitcher Jamie Moyer

Trey Nielsen (RHP, Univ. Utah)
Son of former Major Leaguer Scott Nielson

Mike O'Neill (RF, Michigan)
Nephew of former Major Leaguer Paul O'Neill, selected in the third round (103rd pick overall) by the Yankees

Joshua Palacios (CF, Telecommunications Art & Tech HS)
Nephew of former Major Leaguer Rey Palacios

Preston Palmeiro (1B, Heritage HS)
Son of former Major Leaguer Rafael Palmeiro

Josh Pettitte (RHP, Deer Park HS)
Son of Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte

Mitch Piatnik (SS, Winter Haven HS)
Son of Arizona scout Mike Piatnik

Zach Plesac (RHP, Crown Point HS)
Nephew of former Major League pitcher Dan Plesac

Cal Quantrill (RHP, Trinity College School)
Son of former Major League pitcher Paul Quantrill was selected in the 26th round (794th pick overall) by the Yankees.

Manny Ramirez (1B, The Pendelton School)
Son of former Major League outfielder Manny Ramirez

Ali Rodriguez (SS, New York Institute of Technology)
Nephew of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez

Dalton Saberhagen (LHP, Tennessee)
Son of former Major League pitcher Bret Saberhagen

Lukas Schiraldi (RHP, Navarro College)
Son of former Major League pitcher Calvin Schiraldi

Travis Seabrooke (LHP, Cestwood SS)
Son of former NHL player Glen Seabrooke, selected in the fifth round (159th pick overall) by the Orioles

Cody Semler (SS, Weatherford College)
Son of Mets area scout Max Semler

Jordan Sheffield (RHP, Tullahoma HS)
Nephew of former Major League outfielder Gary Sheffield was selected in the 13th round (383rd pick overall) by the Red Sox.

Gabe Speier (LHP, Dos Pueblos HS)
Nephew of former Major League player Chris Speier

Ian Stiffler (RHP, Somerset Senior HS)
Grandson of former Major League player Tom Qualters, selected in the seventh round (223rd pick overall) by the Braves

D.J. Sylve (RHP, Southeastern CC)
Grandson of Hall of Famer Willie Stargell

Taylor Terrasas (SS, La. Tech)
Son of Mets pro scout Rudy Terrasas

Riley Unroe(SS, Desert Ridge HS) -- No. 92 on MLB.com's Top 100 Draft Prospects list
Son of former Major League player Tim Unroe, selected in the second round (60th overall) by the Rays

Derek Vaughn (RHP, Texas Wesleyan)
Son of former Major Leaguer DeWayne Vaughn

Nicholas Velarde (RHP, Midland College)
Son of former Major League infielder Randy Velarde

Ben Verlander (RHP, Old Dominion)
Brother of Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander selected in the 14th round (426th pick overall) by the Tigers.

Chad Wallach (C, Cal State Fullerton)
Son of former Major Leaguer and current Dodgers third-base coach Tim Wallach, selected in the fifth round (142nd pick overall) by the Marlins

Geremy Walton (CF, East Coweta HS)
Nephew of former Major Leaguer Jerome Walton

Brodie Weiss (SS, Regis Jesuit HS)
Son of Rockies manager Walt Weiss selected in the 22nd round (649th pick overall) by the Rockies.

Erich Weiss (3B, Univ. Texas)
Son of former Major League player Gary Weiss was selected in the 11th round (329th pick overall) by the Pirates.

Seaver Whalen (SS, Union HS)
Son of Milwaukee scout Shawn Whalen

Daniel Williams (CF, Cedar Ridge HS)
Nephew of former NFL player Ken Taylor and brother of NFL player Aaron Williams

Trey Williams (3B, College of the Canyons)
Son of former Major League infielder Ed Williams, selected in the seventh round (211th pick overall) by the Phillies

Kean Wong (C, Waiakea HS)
Brother of Cardinals No. 3 prospect Kolten Wong, selected in the fourth round (128th pick overall) by the Rays

Jordan Wren (OF, Landmark Christian School)
Son of Atlanta general manager Frank Wren

Kyle Wren (LF, Georgia Tech)
Son of Atlanta general manager Frank Wren, selected in the eighth round (253rd pick) by the Braves

Mike Yastrzemski (RF, Vanderbilt)
Grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski was selected in the 14th round (429th pick overall) by the Orioles.

Cody Yount (OF, Virginia Commonwealth)
Son of former Major League pitcher Larry Yount and nephew of Hall of Famer Robin Yount

Jesse Sanchez is a national reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @JesseSanchezMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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