Will his son follow in his footsteps? It's obviously quite a challenge, but at least
The 6-foot-6, 230-pound first baseman out of Indian River State College in Florida was picked by the
It may seem kind of strange to see the younger Ripken go to the regional rival of the
But Cal Ripken Jr. is said to be friends with Nationals General Manager
And it's not like the Orioles weren't interested. Back in 2012, they used their 20th-round pick on Ryan Ripken, who chose instead to attend South Carolina. He didn't make the playing roster for the Gamecocks and was redshirted his freshman year.
Last year, he transferred to Indian River State, a top junior college where he batted .321 with 18 runs scored and 24 RBIs in 42 games.