Patrick Valaika Carries on the Family Shortstop Tradition

Patrick Valaika and his three brothers have occupied the shortstop position at their high school in Valencia, California for thirteen out of fourteen years since 2000.

Patrick is now in his second season with the Colorado Rockies organization, after being drafted in the ninth round of the 2013 MLB Draft.

Brother Chris is currently in the Chicago Cubs organization, having spent parts of three seasons in the big leagues with the Reds and Marlins organizations. He was a third-round pick of the Reds in 2006.

Brother Matt played one season in the minors with the St. Louis Cardinals organization in 2010, before having to quit due to medical condition.

Youngest brother Nick is the last Valaika in line at Hart High School in Valencia. He has committed to UCLA for next year.

See related story about Patrick Valaika at the link below from the Citizen-Times:
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/sports/2014/04/04/asheville-tourists-shortstop-carries-tradition/7330111/

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