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Comment of the Day: Kenny Williams should chill

Jun 11, 2010, 10:57 AM EST

I don’t necessarily think that Ozzie has a valid point here, if his son is not a legitimate prospect.  That said, I can understand him having higher expectations given that 2008 6th round draft pick Ken Williams Jr. is hitting .222/.314/.344 as a 24 year old in high A.  Blatant nepotism is only appreciated when everybody gets to benefit.

– The Common Man, reminding us that the White Sox drafting Ozzie Guillen’s son may have been less a favor than it was a standard industry practice.

Aaron touched on this the other day.  I still think the worst one ever was when the Braves drafted John Schuerholz, Jr. — son of the GM — a few years ago . . . and kept promoting him despite the fact that he had no demonstrable baseball skills.

  1. Alex K - Jun 11, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Time to shut off the comments for the day, no one is topping that one. Best. Comment. Ever.

  2. James - Jun 11, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    its also good to be Ron Gardenhires son
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=garden001tob
    at this rate, he’ll be a September call up!

  3. Don - Jun 11, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    And then you have Mike Piazza who was drafted in what, the 82nd round or something and only because of his relationship to Lasorda. Point is you never know.

  4. Chipmaker - Jun 11, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Most blatant nepotistic pick ever — the White Sox taking then-GM Ron Schueler’s daughter, Carey.
    Worst nepotistic pick ever, based upon major league performance (or, in this case, “performance”) — Marc Sullivan. Just ick.
    comforting nonesuch

  5. DXMachina - Jun 11, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Yeah, I was going to bring up, as it were, Marc Sullivan.

  6. Simon Oliver Lockwood - Jun 14, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    An oddly amusing fact about that White Sox draft of the GM’s daughter — three players the ChiSox drafted in subsequent rounds actually made the majors. Of the three, Frank Menechino and Placido Polanco (although he didn’t sign) turned out to be pretty good.

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