NEW YORK — The sons of former big-leaguers Lenny Dykstra and Charlie Leibrandt were among the players selected Friday during the second day of the Major League Baseball draft.
Luke Dykstra, an infielder at Westlake High School in suburban Los Angeles, was drafted in the seventh round by Atlanta. He’s the second son of the former All-Star outfielder to be drafted; infielder Cutter Dykstra was a second-round pick by Milwaukee in 2008 and is currently in Washington’s system.
“He’s just like his dad,” Braves scouting director Tony DeMacio told MLB.com, referring to Luke Dykstra. “He plays with his hair on fire.”
Florida State left-hander Brandon Leibrandt went in the sixth round to Philadelphia. He was 4-1 with a 1.83 earned-run average this season.
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