Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Bobby Bonilla, 1996 Donruss #225
On Saturday the O's used their 13th round selection on lefty reliever Brandon Bonilla, the progeny of slugging third baseman-outfielder Bobby Bonilla. Bobby Bo spent parts of two seasons in Baltimore in the mid-1990s, and his kid saved a dozen games as a senior for the Hawaii Pacific University Sharks. He reportedly throws 97 mph, and allowed just one run in 25.1 innings this season, striking out 38 and walking 15 while giving up nine hits.
As always, there's no telling whether either second-generation player will ever make it to the big leagues. But it certainly seems like they have some good tools.