Via another tweet from Carrie Muskat, the Cubs have selected the son of a former Cub player in this year’s draft:
#Cubs picked Benito Santiago’s son, Benito Jr., on Wed. He’s a 1B who played at Lon Morris College in Texas
Santiago Sr., a major league catcher for more than a decade, had a rough single season as a Cub in 1999. He posted a .691 OPS and insisted on wearing number “09” because he claimed having the single digit in the middle of his jersey felt “weird” with the chest protector strap on top of it.
Let’s hope his son has a better Cubs career.