Astros pick brothers of Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman, adding to list of MLB draft picks with famous bloodlines

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/teams/hou" data-ylk="slk:Houston Astros">Houston Astros</a> third baseman <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/players/10183/" data-ylk="slk:Alex Bregman">Alex Bregman</a> and shortstop <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/players/9573/" data-ylk="slk:Carlos Correa">Carlos Correa</a> have brothers selected in MLB Draft. (AP Photo)
Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and shortstop Carlos Correa have brothers selected in MLB Draft. (AP Photo)

You may have recognized the last name Wednesday, as the MLB Draft concluded. You may have recognized two of them, actually. That is often the case in the MLB draft, a number of players with bloodlines to former MLB players are selected.

Brothers of Houston Astros stars Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman were drafted in the 33rd and 35th rounds, respectively: J.C. Correa and A.J. Bregman.

Per MLB.com’s Astros beat writer Brian McTaggart, both players spoke to their brothers after the picks were announced.


J.C. Correa played the last two years at Alvin Community College outside of Houston and is committed to play at Lamar. A.J. Bregman is a left-handed pitcher committed to play at the University of New Mexico.


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The Houston stars’ brothers weren’t the only draftees with bloodlines to current and former MLB’ers to have been been selected.

Here’s a look at others:

 

Kody Clemens

The son of seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, Kody Clemens was selected 79th overall in the third round by the Detroit Tigers. The University of Texas second baseman hit .346 with 21 home runs and 68 RBIs for the Longhorns this season. He will take the field once again Saturday in the Austin Super Regional against Tennessee Tech.

Austin Piscotty

The brother of Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty, Austin Piscotty was selected in the 38th round by his brother’s team. Piscotty hit .160 in his four years at St. Mary’s, starting in 69 of 135 games played.

Griffin Conine

The son of 17-year former MLB outfielder Jeff Conine, Griffin Conine was selected 52nd overall in the second round by the Toronto Blue Jays. Conine is a senior outfielder at Duke University, and he hit a team-best 18 home runs this past year. He’ll join Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Kacy Clemens, another of Roger’s sons, as famous baseball sons in the Jays farm systems.

Osiris Johnson

The cousin of three-time All-Star Jimmy Rollins, Johnson was selected 53rd overall in the second round by the Miami Marlins. Johnson, out of Encinal High School in California, is a shortstop just like his cousin.

Aaron Ashby

The nephew of former MLB pitcher Andy Ashby, Aaron Ashby was selected 125th overall in the fourth round by the Milwaukee Brewers. Ashby is a left-handed pitcher who spent last year at Crowder College, where he threw three no-hitters.

George Bell Jr.

The son of 1987 American League MVP Award winner George Bell Sr., George Bell Jr. was selected 376th overall in the 13th round by the San Francisco Giants. Bell Jr. played at Connors State College this past year, where he hit .360 with five home runs and 51 RBIs.

Mateo Gil

The son of former MLB shortstop Benji Gil, Mateo Gil was selected 95th overall in the third round by the St. Louis Cardinals. Gil is a pitcher and infielder from Timber Creek High School in Texas, where he hit .389 with six home runs and 43 RBIs.

Jeremy Pena

The son of former MLB second baseman Geronimo Pena, Jeremy Pena was selected 102nd overall by the Houston Astros. Pena is a shortstop from the University of Maine, who hit .309 in 54 games played this past year.

Parker Meadows

The younger brother of Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows, Parker Meadows was selected with the 42nd overall pick by the Detroit Tigers. Meadows is a 6-foot-4 outfielder from the state of Georgia.

Parker Kelly

The younger brother of St. Louis Cardinals catcher Carson Kelly, Parker Kelly was selected 603rd overall in the 20th round by the Cardinals. Kelly is a junior from the University of Oregon and a right-handed pitcher.

Benito Santiago Jr.

The son of former MLB All-Star Benito Santiago Sr., Benito Santiago Jr. was selected in the 38th round by the San Francisco Giants. Santiago led the Tennessee Volunteers baseball team with seven home runs this past year.

Cannon King

The son of television host Larry King, Cannon King was selected in the 37th round by the Chicago White Sox. King is a second baseman from Beverly Hills, California.

 

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