Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman played pivotal roles in the Astros 2017 World Series, and Houston is hoping their brothers could make similar contributions.
The Astros drafted J.C. Correa and A.J. Bregman in the 33rd and 35th rounds respectively Wednesday.
Alex actually broke the news to his brother at Minute Maid Park.
Alex Bregman just told his brother AJ that the #Astros drafted him in the 35th round
“Check Twitter bro” pic.twitter.com/TuPTeiPmvD
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) June 6, 2018
J.C. played his last two years at Alvin Community College outside of Houston and is committed to play at Lamar in the coming years.
“I’m really excited,” J.C. told MLB.com. “I worked hard all my life waiting for this moment and for me getting drafted by the Astros means a lot. It’s the same team where my brother plays. I’m really happy.”
A.J. is committed to the University of New Mexico.
Houston has made a habit of drafting siblings and sons in recent years.
In 2015, Houston took Kyle Tucker, the brother of former Astros draft pick and current Braves oufielder Preston Tucker.
They also drafted the son of Mike Cameron, Daz Cameron in the same draft.
The Astros also drafted Koby, Kacy and Kody Clemens out of high school. Only Koby would play in the organization as both Kacy and Kody went on to play at the University of Texas.
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