Jamie Moyer’s Son Gets Drafted, Duo Join List of Baseball Families


Baseball is a game filled with family dynasties.

The DiMaggios (Joe, Dom, Vince), the Alous (Felipe, Jesus, Matty, Moises), the Boones (Ray, Bob, Bret, Aaron, Matt), the Bells (Gus, Buddy, David, Mike) and the Griffeys (Ken Sr. and Ken Jr.) are just a few.

Now, the Moyers are looking to join the club, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The Minnesota Twins took Dillon Moyer in the 22nd round (645th overall) of this year’s MLB draft, giving the 18-year-old shortstop a chance to join his father, Jamie Moyer, as a professional baseball player.

Jamie, a 47-year-old pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1984, eight years before Dillon was born.

And while father continues to mow down hitters as the oldest player in the major leagues, his son is still contemplating whether to sign with the Twins or take a scholarship to the University of California Irvine.

"He has a great opportunity whether he signs with the Twins or goes to college," Moyer told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It’s a win-win situation."

Of Moyer’s eight children, three are boys and all are ballplayers.

His son Hutton will be a high school junior next fall, and Moyer thinks he could be a prospect in the near future.

Six-year-old McCabe also has a bright future, according to Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.

"That kid Mac has the best arm of a 6-year-old I’ve ever seen," Manuel told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "He is off the charts, and has a better arm than Jamie."

Manuel might only be half-joking — Jamie’s fastball tops out at about 84 miles per hour.

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