You don’t have to be the child of a Major Leaguer to become one yourself, but hey, it certainly doesn’t hurt.
Whether these sons grew up in big league clubhouses, benefited from their fathers’ expert coaching, or simply inherited some good genes, it’s hardly rare to see familiar names from a previous generation resurface in MLB.
Just take a look at the current Blue Jays roster, which includes Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. As impressive as those young players have been, it will take a lot for them to surpass the career accomplishments of their fathers, with Dante Bichette a four-time All-Star, and Craig Biggio and Vladimir Guerrero both in the Hall of Fame.
Toronto doesn’t have a monopoly on second-generation big leaguers, though. The extensive list of active players with MLB dads includes the Astros’ Michael Brantley (son of Mickey), the Pirates’ Ke’Bryan Hayes (son of Charlie) and the Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. And more on on the way.
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