Talk about going 3-for-3.
The Delmonico family has produced a minor league catcher (oldest son, Tony, who is currently with the Dodgers' High Single-A affiliate); a catcher at Georgia (middle son, Joey, who played one season at the juco level); and then there's the youngest of the trio, Nicky, who may wind up being the home run of the bunch.
Like his two older brothers, Nick will make the move from shortstop to catcher full time this season for Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.) High School, and by most accounts he has the potential to go in the first round of the 2011 MLB draft.
"He really has an advanced feel for the game," says an American League scout. "How he does with the move behind the plate, though, will tell a lot. His bat will be a plus if he plays behind the plate, although he'd have to be much more consistent if he were to stay at shortstop or as a corner infielder. But this kid could make a really smooth transition to the pro game."
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