MLB Draft 2011: Most Famous Prospects Picked so Far
Which Famous Names Have Been Drafted in the 2011 MLB Draft?
The 2011 MLB Draft is quickly coming to a close. Teams are making the final picks as I write. It's a been a long process, but that is expected going in because there are 50 rounds in the draft.
Other than the first round the story lines tend to fade out. However, this year has been a bit different because of a few certain prospects.
Some players that were drafted these past couple of days have legendary names. So who are these famous names being selected to eventually play in the MLB?
Trevor Gretzky: Son of the greatest hockey player ever, Trevor Gretzky is a first baseman prospect drafted by the Chicago Cubs. The high school kid's father is Wayne Gretzky.
Trevor is clearly the most famous name selected in the 2011 MLB Draft. He was taken in the seventh round, and he has a big decision to make. Will Trevor join the Cubs? Or will he go play college ball at San Diego State?
Dereck Rodriguez: Dereck is the son of active catch Ivan Rodriguez. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Minnesota Twins. The catcher just finished up high school and he is very likely to start his journey to the majors.
Pudge Rodriguez has the rare opportunity to play at the same time his son does. However, it may be difficult because it will take Dereck awhile to reach the bigs, and Pudge turns 40 later this year.
Ryan Garvey: Ryan is the son of former MLB MVP and 10-time All-Star Steve Garvey. Ryan is an outfielder that was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 15th round. Steve thought his son would be drafted by the third round, but that didn't happen.
Will Ryan have the same success of his father "Mr. Clean"? Or Will Ryan choose college at USC over the pros?
Other famous names that were drafted are the son of former Cub Shawn Dunston, Shawn Dunston Jr. (Chicago Cubs), Bryce Harper's brother Bryan (Washington), sports agent Scott Boras' son Trent (Milwaukee), and Johnny Reuttiger, the nephew of the Dan Reuttiger who was the subject of the sports classic "Rudy", was drafted by Baltimore.
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