They say the Hollywood of today is run by the sons and daughters of the Hollywood of yesterday. This is because people in a position of power and wealth like to take care of their family, and Atlanta Brave general manager Frank Wren is doing exactly that in making sure the Atlanta Braves of tomorrow are aided by the sons of those in charge today.
According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Wren went ahead and did this by drafting his own son, Georgia Tech outfielder Kyle Wren, in the eighth round of the 2013 MLB Draft.
Braves take Kyle Wren in the eighth round, son of Braves GM Frank Wren, outfielder for Georgia Tech
— David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) June 7, 2013
And you thought it was cool when your dad was your Little League head coach.
But while having your dad as your Little League coach meant you got to take home the extra snacks at the end of the night, Wren is reportedly getting $150,050 as that’s the assigned value of where he was drafted, according to Beesball.com.
That can buy a lot of extra snacks to take home at the end of the night. But while the move seems to reek a bit of nepotism, Tyler Conway from Bleacher Report states that the picking of Wren actually could be considered a bit of a steal as he was selected 40 spots behind where he was projected to go.
So maybe it wasn’t such a bad pick after all.