The MLB Draft is underway.
The first two rounds took place last night, and several talented young stars were ultimately drafted and now will have a chance to build a legacy in Major League Baseball.
Several of the players who were drafted ended up following in the footsteps of their fathers, who were once greats at the Major League level.
Jackson Holliday, the son of legendary slugger and soon to be St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Matt Holliday, was the first pick, taken by the Baltimore Orioles.
Druw Jones, the son of Andruw Jones, was taken second by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
SportsCenter notes on Twitter that this is the first time in MLB Draft history that two sons of former big leaguers were taken 1-2 in the first round.
This is the first time in MLB draft history that sons of former major leaguers went 1-2 overall! pic.twitter.com/gHVDuUxdIj
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 18, 2022
Holliday, Jones Make Draft History
This is quite something.
Never before have we had sons of former big-league stars go 1-2 in the first round of the draft.
But these guys are talented stars.
You can tell that both of them have their fathers’ abilities in them.
What’s interesting about Jackson Holliday is that he is a shortstop who hits left-handed, while Matt was an outfielder, drafted as a third baseman, who hit right-handed during his career.
This is an exciting draft class to say the least.
Those two also weren’t the only sons of former big leaguers who were drafted in the first round.
We’ll see what becomes of all of these great young stars who were preceded by their fathers.