In lots of methods, the Opitz family is each Colorado sporting activities royalty and Heritage’s initially family of baseball. But they are even now seeking for their initially big-leaguer.
Jake (33 years old), Shane (28) and Casey (21) all starred at the college, the place their moms and dads fulfilled at a baseball activity in 1979. All a few ended up drafted out of Heritage. Jake played at Nebraska and attained Triple-A with the Phillies, and Shane attained Triple-A with the Blue Jays.
Now, the family’s last shot at the majors arrives with Casey. A two-year starter at Arkansas, the change-hitting catcher is projected to be picked in the 5-round MLB draft on Wednesday.
“I absolutely sure hope this is the greatest Opitz to arrive, for the reason that neither one particular of us more mature brothers could crack the big leagues,” stated Jake, the manager for the rookie-league