When a team drafts the General Manager’s son in the fifth round in a huge reach like the White Sox did for Kenny Williams, Jr. in last year’s amateur draft, you should be amused and make cracks about nepotism.

When the same team does the same thing for the General Manager’s OTHER son in the following year… Man, you just have to applaud the size of their balls. They’re HUGE.


3 Responses to “White Sox Draft Kenny Williams’ Son (Stop Me If You’ve Heard It)”

  1. melissa says:

    The White Sox nepotism isn’t limited to sons of Kenny. Harold Baines Jr. was selected by the Sox in the 45th round, his father is of course the former Sox player and current first base coach, Harold Baines. Grant Monroe was selected in the 46th round and he is the son of Sox adviser Larry Monroe. In the 48th round Matthew Little, son of White Sox advance scout Bryan Little was picked up by the South Siders. I’m sure Kenny was disappointed when the Dodgers swiped Kirby Pellant out from under his nose in the 38th round as Kirby’s Dad, Gary Pellant, is also a Sox scout.

  2. Nick Kapur says:

    yikes, thanks for sharing, melissa, that is pretty amazing. I mean, it’s true that most of those kinds of pics don’t pan out, but there are always exceptions (Mike Piazza, etc.), so while one pic might be wasted on a nepotism choice with little chance of harm, wasting that many seems pretty stupid.

  3. Sarah Green says:

    The Red Sox also drafted Yaz’s grandson, I believe. Don’t know what round. Too lazy to look it up.

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