Casey Opitz projected to be picked in MLB draft as the last (and greatest?) of his brothers

In many ways, the Opitz family is both Colorado sports royalty and Heritage’s first family of baseball. But they’re still looking for their first big-leaguer.

Jake (33 years old), Shane (28) and Casey (21) all starred at the school, where their parents met at a baseball game in 1979. All three were drafted out of Heritage. Jake played at Nebraska and reached Triple-A with the Phillies, and Shane reached Triple-A with the Blue Jays.

Now, the family’s last shot at the majors comes with Casey. A two-year starter at Arkansas, the switch-hitting catcher is projected to be selected in the five-round MLB draft on Wednesday.

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