A familiar name is joining the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
The team drafted Braden Halladay - the son of late franchise legend Roy Halladay - in the 32nd round of the 2019 MLB draft.
Halladay, 17, confirmed in a tweet that he is playing NCAA baseball this fall as planned.
"Thank you @BlueJays for drafting me in the 32nd round today! It’s a great honor! It’s with mutual understanding that I’ll still be honoring my commitment to Penn State! I look forward to college and bettering myself as a player and person, thank you to all who have supported me!"
“We obviously know the family well and know him well, spent time with him," said Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins. "He’s headed to Penn State and we’re glad to have drafted him."
A right-handed pitcher, Halladay was 3-1 with a 4.06 earned run average and 37 strikeouts in 31.0 innings of work during his senior year at Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater, FL.
The elder Halladay spent 12 years with the Jays from 1998 to 2009 where he was a five-time All-Star and won the 2008 American League Cy Young Award.
Halladay was killed in a plane crash on November 7, 2017.
Roy Halladay will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY this summer.