Sixth-round draft choice Anthony Dixon is trying to make the 49ers as a power halfback. One of his younger brothers, Rashun, is playing left field for the Kane County Cougars, the Oakland A’s Single-A affiliate. Monday, a third brother, Deshun, will be hoping to hear his name called in the 2010 MLB draft.
Deshun starred in the outfield and on the mound for Terry High School in Mississippi. On Saturday he was named Best Offensive Player of the D.M. Howie Mississippi Class 6A/5A/4A All-Star Game at Pearl, Miss., after going 3 for 5 with an RBI.
“When it comes on Monday, I will be in front of the TV watching every single round until I get drafted,” Deshun told the (Jackson) Clarion Ledger.
He believes the Tampa Bay Rays might have the most interest in him.
Rashun, meanwhile, is hitting.243 for the Cougars and had struggled since returning from a stint on the DL (wrist injury) on May 11. But he blasted a two-run homer last Thursday and, heck, he’s only 19 years old.
If all three Dixons progress, maybe they’ll be a modern version of the Alou brothers. You know, if Felipe had played football.