Angels, Mariners draft sons of Torii Hunter, Ken Griffey Jr.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Seattle Mariners both drafted sons of former players on Saturday, the Angels selecting Torii Hunter Jr. in the 23rd round and the Mariners taking Trey Griffey in the 24th.
The Angels had the elder Torii Hunter call in to announce his son’s selection on the conference call. Hunter Jr. plays both football and baseball at Notre Dame, where he is an outfielder.
Griffey, the son of Ken Griffey Jr., was likely drafted on a more ceremonial basis, with the 24th round corresponding to his father’s Mariners jersey number. Trey played football at Arizona and stopped playing baseball in 2006.
On the note of sons being drafted, the Yankees took Bo Weiss, the son of Rockies manager Walt Weiss, in the 29th round.