A.J. Graffanino Takes Aim at Major Leagues

University of Washington junior shortstop A.J. Graffanino is hoping to help the Huskies play in their first-ever College World Series this season, but his longer-term sights are set on playing in the Major Leagues, like his father Tony did for 13 seasons.

A.J. was selected out of high school by the Cleveland Indians in the 26th round of the 2015 MLB Draft.  However, he chose to attend the University of Washington instead.  He was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection last year.

Tony Graffanino played for seven different big-league clubs during 1996 and 2009.  He served primarily as a reserve infielder during his career.  He played for the Atlanta Braves in 1997 and 1998, when they lost the NLCS to Florida and San Diego.

For more information about A.J. Graffanino, follow the link below from The Seattle Times:





High School Team Features Three Sons of Big-Leaguers

Northwest Christian High School in Arizona has a roster that features three sons of former major leaguers.

Shortstop A. J. Graffanino is the son of former major league infielder Tony Graffanino, who played for seven teams during his 13-year career.

Brothers Austin and Tyler Worrell are the sons of Tim Worrell, who pitched for 14 season in the majors.  Their uncle, Todd Worrell was also a major league pitcher.  Austin is a relief pitcher, while Tyler plays in the outfield for the high school team.

All three high schoolers say they have aspirations to play in the major leagues like their fathers.

Read more about Graffanino and the Worrell brothers at the link below from yourwestvalley.com: