Another Buechele In The Minors
With the 447th pick in the MLB Draft, the San Francisco Giants selected Garrett Buechele, the son of Frisco manager Steve Buechele. Garrett played third base for the Oklahoma Sooners.
He had been selected last year in the 18th round by the Rangers, but he did not sign. Another year in college earned Garrett a four-round increase in his stock.
A couple of other cool connections as the Draft continues today—Matt Skole, the brother of Texas’ first-round pick last year (Jake Skole), was the fifth-round pick (157th overall) by Washington.
Kansas City’s 15th-round pick (456th overall), Richard Espy, is the son of Tulsa manager Duane Espy.
Oh, and about a thousand players have been drafted out of the state of Texas. Sources tell me that number will continue to rise.