Josh Pettitte one of three legacies taken by Yankees on final day of draft
In the 26th round, the Yankees selected RHP Cal Quantrill from Trinity College School in Canada, making him the second Quantrill to be part of the organization; his dad, Paul, spent two of his 14 MLB seasons with the Yankees, going 8-3 with a 5.23 ERA in 108 appearances in 2004 and 2005 as part of the "Quan-Gor-Mo" trio at the back end of the Bombers bullpen.
Two rounds later, the Yankees selected a relative of someone currently in the Tampa Yankees bullpen; they selected Fresno State catcher Trent Garrison in the 28th round, reuniting him with former battery mate and twin brother Taylor, who was the team's seventh-round pick in 2012 and through Saturday was 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA this season in 16 appearances between Charleston and Tampa.
And, finally, in the 38th round, the Yankees made Andy Pettitte's day once again; on the day the southpaw won his 250th MLB game in Seattle, his organization selected his son, RHP Josh Pettitte, out of Deer Park (TX) HS.
According to ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews, that pick was made during the eighth inning of Saturday's Yankees win, and Andy Pettitte came out of the shower in Seattle to hear the news from his son, who was sitting on a couch in the clubhouse.
"I was actually shaving, and I come walking out here and he was on the phone," Andy Pettitte said. "He told me he had just spoke with [scouting director Damon Oppenheimer]. I just gave him a big hug and a kiss and told him I love him and I'm proud of him and said let's see what happens three years from now."
"It's a great honor and blessing getting the call from the team that you've grown up watching and all the big leaguers play for," Josh added.
The younger Pettitte came to fame this spring based on his two no-hitters down in Texas. However, based on his Twitter feed - as well as his Twitter dialogue with Houston's 35th-round choice, Kacy Clemens (who is indeed the son of Roger) - it appears as if Josh will not sign and instead follow through on his commitment to Baylor University, the path his dad actually even admitted he preferred.
Either way, Josh Pettitte can always say that he was (at least) once a pick of the organization where his father made his Major League name.