CC Sabathia congratulates son after beastly home run for first career college hit
Heaping praise on Yankees legend CC Sabathia's ginormous, baseball-mashing son Carsten never gets old, and the budding slugger continues to show he's got a path forward in this game, too.
Little C (read: Not Little Whatsoever) first established himself as a bonafide power threat at Bergen Catholic, and while fellow 17U MLB son Druw Jones went directly to the draft (and was selected second overall by the Diamondbacks) last summer, Sabathia chose college, accepting an offer from Georgia Tech last year.
Now, the 6-4, 240-pound Sabathia III is taking his hacks for the Yellowjackets and getting his feet wet in the ACC.
Per sources (and those sources are video clips), things are going pretty well.
The No. 3 first baseman in the country in this particular recruiting class (according to Perfect Game) knocked an oppo shot in the ninth inning of a tough road loss to the Georgia Bulldogs over the weekend. Unsurprisingly, his pops was quick to celebrate the achievement.
Yankees icon CC Sabathia's son Carsten mashes first career home run for Georgia Tech
As a freshman, Sabathia III will need to earn his playing time moving forward; he's racked up just two ABs on the season thus far.
It's easier to "earn that playing time" as a kid if you hit monster bombs into the hedges, though. Should definitely help the kid moving forward.
Ironically, Sabathia, the six-time All-Star left-hander, always seemed to dream of mashing homers in the big leagues, and was always known as one of the rare pitchers who was actually worth watching at the plate. If not for Big C, the DH might've become universal much sooner.
Now, the future Hall of Famer's son might be completing the picture, living out his dad's dream by playing first and crushing longballs.
In 17 games down the stretch in Milwaukee in 2008, during Sabathia's most famous post-deadline streak, he hit .229 with a homer in 48 at-bats. Let's see what happens when his son is given free rein to exceed those numbers.