Bo Weiss Follows in his Father’s Footsteps at UNC

Bo Weiss had a choice to attend Stanford or University of North Carolina to play college baseball, and he wound up at UNC largely because his father also played there in the 1980s.

His dad is Walt Weiss, former major-league shortstop for 14 years during 1987 and 2000.  Walt was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1988 for the Oakland A’s.  He later managed the Colorado Rockies from 2013 to 2016.

Bo passed up a chance last year to sign professionally out of high school with the New York Yankees after being drafted in the 29th round.  Of course, Tar Heel fans recall his father’s time at UNC and are hoping for similar results.

Bo’s brother, Brody, was also a Major League Baseball draft selection, being taken by the Colorado Rockies in the 22nd round of the 2013 Draft, but he did not sign.

Read more about Bo Weiss at the link below from North State Journal:

http://www.nsjonline.com/article/2017/05/major-league-sons-thriving-at-state-schools

 

Bo Weiss, Son of Rockies Manager, Top HS Pitcher in Colorado

Bo Weiss is following in his father’s baseball footsteps as a high school prep star in Aurora, Colorado.  One of the top-rated high school pitchers in Colorado, Bo is the son of Walt Weiss, currently the manager of the Colorado Rockies.

Bo’s brother, Brody, was selected by the Rockies in the 22nd round of the 2013 MLB Draft, but chose to attend college instead.

Bo is likely to get strong consideration from major league clubs during this year’s draft, but he also has his eyes set on attending his father’s alma mater, University of North Carolina to play baseball.

Read more about the Weiss family at the link below from the Denver Post:

http://www.denverpost.com/preps/ci_29682750/bo-knows-wins-outs-weiss-family-business

Brody Weiss Making A Name For Himself

Brody Weiss is the son of Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss. Brody is currently playing for the University of California, Santa Barbara, after passing up an opportunity to sign professionally in 2013. He was drafted by his father’s team that year, but decided attending college was his better option.

Brody has encountered the difficulties, as well as the perks, of growing up as the son of a major leaguer. He knows he has a good source of advice from his father. However, he isn’t one to solely rely on his father’s career to carry him–he knows he has to make his own way.

See related story about Brody Weiss at the link below from LaCrossTribune.com:
http://lacrossetribune.com/sports/baseball/loggers/loggers-brody-weiss-making-a-name-for-himself/article_c4da0555-63a9-5a52-9288-72ca3e437d5c.html