Cal Ripken’s son Ryan has been drafted by the Nats in the 15th round. He most recently played with Indian River State College in Florida. The Orioles picked him a couple of years ago, but he elected to remain in college. The decision backfired when he failed to make the roster at South Carolina, a powerhouse baseball school that gets to the College World Series often.
Ryan stands 6 feet 6 inches and weighs 230, and plays first base. It should be fun to follow his progress through the Nats system, and seeing his dad hanging out during Spring Training next year:)