Friday, June 16, 2017

Kirk Cousins' Cousin Drafted by Washington

Kirk Cousins confidently calls cousin Jake Cousins, congratulating him on being drafted.

How is that for a tongue-twister?

Number 2 (Jake's new nickname as of right now) was selected in the 20th round of the MLB draft, by none other than the Washington Nationals.

Much like Kirk, Number 2 is a strong-armed thrower and well-respected teammate. He grew up in Chicago before attending the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as the ace on their pitching staff.

During his senior year, Number 2 was a First-Team All-Ivy League selection, boasting a 3.15 ERA with 59 strikeouts and 7-2 record on the season. Number 2 holds a career 2.91 ERA—good for sixth best in the history of the university's baseball program.

While not likely that Number 2 is big-league ready this season, the Nationals bullpen needs a major overhaul. When he does make his debut, with any luck, fans will chant, "Who does Number 2 work for?"