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Dodgers draft son of former scouting director

White Sr., now with Padres, calls move a 'class act'
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LOS ANGELES -- In the next-to-last round of the 2017 MLB Draft on Wednesday, as a tribute to his predecessor, current Padres executive Logan White, Dodgers director of amateur scouting Billy Gasparino chose Arizona high school catcher Logan White Jr.

"A class act by those guys," said White Sr., who drafted Dodgers Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, Matt Kemp and Cody Bellinger (whose younger brother, Cole, was drafted by White's Padres on Wednesday), among many others.

LOS ANGELES -- In the next-to-last round of the 2017 MLB Draft on Wednesday, as a tribute to his predecessor, current Padres executive Logan White, Dodgers director of amateur scouting Billy Gasparino chose Arizona high school catcher Logan White Jr.

"A class act by those guys," said White Sr., who drafted Dodgers Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, Matt Kemp and Cody Bellinger (whose younger brother, Cole, was drafted by White's Padres on Wednesday), among many others.

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"We were excited to do that," said Gasparino. "Obviously, Logan White Sr. spent a lot of time here and made his mark here in a very positive way with the players he drafted, and we see it every night. We have a lot of respect for Logan Sr. His son is a very good high school player who is headed to Coastal Carolina, and we're excited to honor the both of them. It is a great baseball family and it meant a lot to our guys to do that for them.

"We spend a lot of time on the road and our families always suffer. Any time you can honor someone that's put a lot of good work into this game, and I think Logan and his son deserve it."

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.

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