Druw Jones, son of former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones, was selected second-overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2022 MLB Draft, and everyone feels old.
The 2022 MLB Draft was the headliner for July 17, 2022 on All-Star weekend. As is the case every year, fans wonder where the top prospects in the class end up. Sure enough, there was plenty of excitement to start the draft.
After Matt Holliday’s son, Jackson, was selected with the first-overall pick by the Baltimore Orioles, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected outfielder Druw Jones with the second-overall pick. Yes, Jones is the son of former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones.
Millennials feel old after Diamondbacks select Andruw Jones son in 2022 MLB Draft
If you remember growing up watching Andruw Jones and you feel old after seeing his son get selected with the second-overall pick, you are not alone. Just look at Twitter, and they share the exact same sentiment.
Jones made his MLB debut with the Braves in 1996, and he last played in 2012 as a member of the New York Yankees. In that span, he won 10 Gold Glove awards and was named an All-Star five times in his 17-year career.
Druw Jones was ranked by many outlets as the top overall prospect in the 2022 draft class. Like his father, Jones is projected to be the best defensive center fielder in the entire draft, and can only get better.
When watching the MLB Draft, be prepared to feel old when you see the kids of players you watched growing up get selected by one of the 30 organizations. It’s okay, we feel old too.