MILWAUKEE — The Phillies used their 29th-round pick Saturday on a second baseman with rich baseball bloodlines who will not play for them.
Cavan Biggio, son of Craig, was one of the nation's top high school players. He expected to go in the first two rounds of the draft. But because of a commitment to Notre Dame and high asking price, he fell on many teams' draft boards. He will not sign with the Phillies, Craig Biggio told the Houston Chronicle.
Baseball America ranked Cavan as the 67th best prospect in this year's draft. His father, now a special assistant to the general manager in Houston, said Cavan could have been picked earlier than 871st overall.
"He is excited about college," Craig Biggio told the Chronicle.