Mariners draft Ken Griffey Jr.’s son Trey, essentially waste a pick


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NCAA Football null Baseball null null There may have another Griffey in town in Seattle after the Mariners selected Trey Griffey, Ken Griffey Jr.’s son, in the 24th round of the Draft on Saturday.24 #JrHOF https://t.co/D010bgiXIV— #VoteMariners (@Mariners) June 11, 2016MORE: 10 times Ken Griffey Jr. invaded pop culture in the '90s However, Trey is a wide receiver at Arizona, not a sweet-swinging center fielder like his father. He hasn't played baseball in years. Last season he had 11 receptions for 284 yards and a touchdown for the Wildcats.The Orioles did something similar to the Mariners by drafting Rafael Palmeiro’s son Preston in the seventh round. Embed from Getty Images But unlike the Mariners’ pick, Preston Palmeiro is a serious baseball player who hit .337 with nine home runs and a .539 slugging percentage this season as a first baseman for N.C. State.

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