Sox pick Yastrzemski's grandson in draft
(NECN: John Moroney, Danvers, Mass.) - Red Sox Nation could one day be cheering for another Yaz at Fenway Park. Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of former Red Sox slugger Carl Yastrzemski, was among the players drafted today by the Sox. Click here to read more from the Globe. Michael is an outfielder ...
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Nation could one day be cheering for another -- at Fenway Park Mets might Yastrzemski grandson of former Red Sox slugger Carl Yastrzemski. One of the players drafted today by the Sox. At UCN's John Maroney talk with the younger guys today how that good job. I think history is one of the things that makes the Red Sox unique in Major League Baseball and today the team used the third sixth round in the draft to go back to the future. Are these the Red Sox -- prospect when -- very familiar Fenway name. Michael Yastrzemski says he heard from his grandfather and baseball hall of Famer Carl right after he was drafted by the Sox Thursday. He actually called me and and he knew before I did Tennessee. -- and he told me that called him earlier and told them that hasn't drafted by the and. Yes it was a column in surprise. Yastrzemski played four years of high school baseball at saint John's prep before graduating this spring. He played center field generated a lot of offense and went about his business without expecting anything because of his pedigree. Albert Shannon is headmaster at saint John's. On the left -- smooth swing kind of guy you know obviously with the name he's gonna get your attention you're gonna wanna watch him to begin with. But that watching him was not I think instructional for for all of us it wasn't all about -- it was all about the team baseball has been a big part of Michael Yastrzemski is life for as long as he can remember. Besides as well known grandfather his father Michael played in college and the minor leagues in 2004 he died of heart attack at the age of 44. And -- rent -- as her husband would've been very proud of his son. And he would also probably want him get his college education as well let. He read. In fact inwardly he would be jumping for joy out of Lee he would be the dad thing you know sit down next week let's relax and analysts see what happens. The youngest on -- says he's still not sure what we'll do given the fact that Vanderbilt University has offered him a scholarship. Either way he says baseball will be part of his future just as it's been part of. As fast I definitely this golf for a living by you know I I realize that I have a lot more potential and I need to grown along -- so. I'm a lot of tracks and -- him. -- Mike Yastrzemski has until August 15 argued to decide whether or not he wants to join the Red Sox or going to school but talk about a baseball pedigree of baseball -- -- worked there. Certainly no doubt about it if you notice he looks a lot like his grandfather and has the same kind of swing. Passes grandfather did so bodes well for in the future. Will follow him and see what happens job Maroney tonight thank -- -- and.