Jacob Gonzalez and Casey Candiotti are junior teammates at Scottsdale Chaparral High School, which was a pre-season No. 1 in Arizona.
They share a common bond in that their respective fathers were former major league players. Both young men showed an early passion for baseball, and thus their fathers steered them in the path of their former profession.
Jacob is the son of Luis Gonzalez, a 19-year major league veteran and five-time All-Star, who played on the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks.
Casey is the son of Tom Candiotti who played 16 seasons in the big leagues, winning 151 games. He was known for his knuckleball, which he has taught to Casey.
Casey and Jacob intend to continue their baseball careers at the college level.
Read more about Gonzalez and Candiotti at the link below from azcentral.com: