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Lenny Dykstra's son helps The Atlanta Braves get back into National League East history

Jun 9 2014, 11:56am CDT | by , in News | Latest Sports News

Lenny Dykstra's son helps The Atlanta Braves get back into National League East history
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His son Luke Dykstra is a 6-foot-1,190 pound shortstop from Thousand Oaks, CA and attends Westlake High School was the 223rd player selected in the draft.

The former Phillies and Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra’s son was selected for the seventh round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft which helped The Atlanta Braves reach back into National League East history. His son Luke Dykstra is a 6-foot-1,190 pound shortstop from Thousand Oaks, CA and attends Westlake High School was the 223rd player selected in the draft. He has been a .403 hitter with 54 RBIs 87 runs scored in over 99 games.

While referring to Lenny Dykstra’s son, Braves scouting director Tony DeMacio told MLB.com that "He's just like his dad. He plays with his hair on fire." Luke is the second son of the former All-Star outfielder to be drafted. Milwaukee’s second round pick was infielder Cutter Dykstra back in 2008 who now serves in Washington's system as a member of the Harrisburg Senators.

"I'm very excited that he's with the Atlanta Braves," Lenny Dykstra said. "They're a great organization. I know they don't like me very much because I kicked their [butt] all the time. But they're a first-class organization. They win. They are obviously doing a lot of things right there. They keep bringing players up there like the Cardinals. It's almost like the Braves and Cardinals have some kind of factory where they clone these [players].

"The Draft is over and now it's about getting on the field and playing the game the right way," Dykstra said. "Luke has kind of what I had. What I mean by that is Luke is like a red light flare. He's always in the right place at the right time. His instincts are great. That's stuff you can't teach.

"But the only difference is he's 6-foot-2, 190 [pounds]. Drugs are out. There are no more drugs in baseball. You've got to be built to last that schedule. When drugs were rampant, everybody was doing it. We didn't know who was doing what. Now it's about baseball players. To go through six months and be productive every day, you have to be built for that schedule."

source: nj

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